Balochistan govt to launch tree plantation drive from March
QUETTA: The Balochistan government has prepared to launch spring tree plantation drive in the province from the start of March in a bid to promote greenery and reduce the challenges and impacts of global warming in the province. The provincial forest department would distribute saplings among the dwellers and cultivated plants itself in the spring plantation drive to achieve its target of 250 million plants under the project of `Clean and Green Pakistan’ as part of its efforts to tackle the climatic issues in the province.
Talking to APP, an official of the forest department of Balochistan said in the second phase, the department had also planted 80,000 trees during the month of February.
He informed that the government would plant a total of 3.2 million trees this year to make the environment clean and green in the province as trees played major role in improving the urban landscape and help protect the province environment. The official said the government had prioritized to make the hilly areas of the province clean and green, for that purpose, he added that the department would throw seeds on the mountains of the province, especially at Koh e Murdar and Koh e Takatu of the Quetta. – APP