Aug 31 last date for getting free olive saplings

Rawalpindi

The Punjab government under its five-year (2015-2020) plan will provide some 473,500 olive saplings free of charge for plantation in the Olive Valley this year and the farmers can submit their application in this regard till August 31.
The Olive Valley comprises Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum and Attock districts of Potohar region, besides Mianwali and Khushab districts.
According to the Barani Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) Director, the Punjab Agriculture Department had so far managed to plant over one million olive saplings in the Potohar region. The programme was launched aimed at promoting local production of olive oil and curtailing import bill of edible oil sector, he said.—APP

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