37.564m saplings to be planted during monsoon in KP

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A monsoon tree planting campaign was being launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest, Envi-ronment and Wildlife Department under which 37.564 million saplings would be planted. Under the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project Monsoon Tree Planting Campaign, 37.564 million saplings will be planted across the province for which all arrange-ments have been completed.

According to Forest Department spokesman, 113.946 million plants raised in different nurseries out of which 37.564 are fit for plantation. During monsoon plantings campaign, 116 different types of species have been selected and will be planted ac-cording to the geography, climate and soil condi-tions of the province. KP Forest Department cur-rently has more than 113.9 million plants in public and private nurseries.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest formation is di-vided into three major circles. As many as 19.6 million saplings will be planted in Central South Region which includes newly merged tribal districts including Southern districts, while in Northern For-est Region 2 Abbottabad which includes districts of Hazara Division, 8.927 million saplings will be planted. Similarly, In Malakand Forest Region 3 Swat, which includes all the districts of Malakand Division, has a program of planting more than 9 million saplings under the monsoon planting cam-paign.

The Forest Department has arranged monsoon planting campaign to be implemented through six major editorial groups i.e, Departmental Plantation, Mass Plantation/ Urban and Peri-Urban Plantation, Farm Forestry, Village level Development Commit-tees Plantation, Defense Forces plantation and Edu-cational Institutions. Under Departmental Planta-tion, a total of 20.686 million saplings will be planted under various government agencies, includ-ing 13.104 million saplings in Region One, 4.143 million saplings in Region 2 and more than 3.439 million saplings in Region 3.

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