Three million plants to be planted in Bajaur: ADC

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Staff Report

BAJAUR,

Spring plantation drive has been launched in Bajaur tribal district to plants three million plants in the region.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Mehmood Ahmed has inaugurated the drive by planting a tree in civil colony Khar on Sunday.

The launching ceremony of the tree plantation drive was attended by tribal elders, political and social activists and officials of forest and agriculture departments.

Speaking the ceremony, the additional deputy commissioner said the federal and provincial governments were determined to plant maximum trees in the tribal districts to make the areas further clean and green.

He said the administration will continue its support to the forest and agriculture departments to make the plantation drive successful.

Highlighting the importance of trees, the official said the plants was not only imperative to improve the socioeconomic condition of people, but also vital to control climate change.

He asked the participants to aware the people about the importance of plantation to plants maximum number of trees in the spring drive.

Divisional forest officer Hayat Ali Khan briefed the participants about the spring plantation drive in the district.

He said the forest department has planned to plant at least three million plants in the district during the spring drive.

He said Bajaur was the most suitable and feasible area for all sort of plants owing to its land and weather, saying his department would make all out efforts to plant maximum number of trees in the district.

Meanwhile the agriculture department has launched distribution of free fruit trees among the farmers across the district.

A ceremony in this connection was held at Farm Services Center in Ragagan here which attended by farmers, elders and officials of agriculture department.

A number of farmers belonged to different areas were given free of cost different sort of fruit trees on the occasion.

Speaking the ceremony District Agriculture Officer Bajaur Ziaul Islam Dawar said the agriculture department on the special instruction of provincial government has speed up its efforts to plant different sort of fruit trees across the district.

He said that best quality of different kind of fruit trees would be planted at about five hundreds acres land during the spring drive.

Besides, free of cost trees to the farmers, the official told that others incentives are also giving to the formers to make the trees successful.

The official said that land of Bajaur was fertilizer and fit of fruit trees besides vegetables and others crops.

The farmers on the occasion thanked the agriculture department for giving free of cost trees to them.

They expressed the hope that plantation of new trees would help to boost their socio-economic situation and keep the region clean and green.