KP To Plant 78.93mln Saplings During Spring Plantation Campaign
As many as 78.93 million saplings would be planted by the KP Forest Department during the spring plantation campaign, with the assistance of various stakeholders.
As many as 78.93 million saplings would be planted by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department during the spring plantation campaign, with the assistance of various stakeholders.
Representatives from the Forest Department told the media on Monday that up to 27.460 million saplings would be planted in the districts of Kohat, Peshawar, Hangu, Bannu, DI Khan, Karak, Tank, and Lakki Marwat, and 30.190 million in Haripur, Abbottabad, Manshera, Batagram, and Kohistan.
Similar to this, 21.28 million trees will be planted with assistance from farmers, NGOs, the general public, and government agencies in the districts of Swat, Malakanad, Dir Upper, Dir Lower, Chitral, Shangla, and Buner.
Farm forestry would sow about 56.277 million plants, while farmers would plant 42.402 million seedlings. “The forest department has planned to give Gilgit-Baltistan 2.117 million plants,” he said, adding that GB had asked the KP forest department to do the same for spring plantation through the Ministry of Climate Change in Islamabad.
Along with the goal of planting 77,569,444 forest plants, he stated that 580,209 fruit plants, including almond, guava, walnut, appeal, and peach, as well as 783,693 ornamental and native species, including amaltas, chambali, bottle brush, roses, sanata, arjun, and alestonia, would be distributed to people.
He stated that in addition to raising 1.1308 million plants under the urban-peri plantation and through the masses, 3.075 million plants would be sown through village development committees, 5.429 million through the defence forces, 2.123 million through educational and religious institutions, government departments, and other organisations, along with carrying out sowing and dibbling over an area of 1260 acres on appropriate sites.
He declared that the caretaker chief minister and provincial ministers had been asked to officially launch the tree-planting campaign this month. Later, to make KP lush and green, the commissioners and deputy commissioners, along with government representatives and NGOs, would also plant saplings of various species.