KP Education, Forest Depts to plant one million saplings

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Staff Reporter
Peshawar

The Elementary and Secondary Education and Forest Departments Khyber Pakthunkhwa have joined hands to plant one million saplings in 1,000 schools during monsoon plantation campaign in the province.

The decision has been taken during a high-level meeting with Provincial Minister for Education, Shahram Khan Tarakai in the chair.

Minister for Forests, Environment and Wildlife, Syed Ishtiaq Urmar, Director Education Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim and others seniors officials of both the departments attended the meeting.

It was decided that services of District Education Officers (DEOs) would be utilized to expedite plantations campaigns with the help of students, teachers and saving of plants in their respective jurisdiction.

Similarly, forest department would provide free saplings to Education department to achieve the set target.

According to Forest Department, approximately 40 million saplings would be planted during monsoon plantation drive in KP under PTI Government flagship 10 billion trees afforestration project (BTAP) under which additional one billion trees would be planted by 2023.

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