RCB to distribute 4500 free saplings

Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi Cantonment Board would distribute 4500 saplings free of cost and citizens can visit the nurseries of the board to get the plants.

According to RCB spokesman, the board would also distribute plants under its door to door campaign particularly in Westridge, Naseerabad and Askari-11 areas.

The board under spring plantation campaign 2021 has planted a large number of saplings of different species at various areas, intersections, schools, parks, graveyards and other public places to beautify the areas and for healthier and sustainable environment.

Raja Akram Road, Sher Khan Road, Chakra and several other areas have especially been covered under the plantation campaign, he informed.

He said, the Cantonment Executive Officer (CEO) RCB Muhammad Umar Farooq Ali Malik had urged the residents to play a role and cooperate with cantt staff to make the environment healthy and green.

A plan had also been formulated for urban forest at Bhatta Chowk, he added.

He said, Pine, ‘Amaltas’, ‘Chinar’, Guava, ‘Kinnow’, Lemon, ‘Raat ki Rani’ (Cestrum), Alstonia, Bougainvillea and other plants were being planted in house, offices and at roadsides under the campaign ‘Clean and Green Pakistan.’