ISLAMABAD, (TNS): Try to achieve Monsoon plantation targets: Zahid Hamid

 
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ISLAMABAD, July 13 (TNS): The efforts should be made to achieve Monsoon plantation Campaign 2017, said Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid here on Thursday.

He further added that we must focus on indigenous plants like Green Pakistan Program. He also emphasized to give innovative ideas for monsoon plantation. He also asked the participants to plan national level campaign.

He was chairing an inter-provincial and inter-ministerial Monsoon plantation campaign 2017 meeting held at Ministry of Climate Change. The meeting was attended by representatives of CDA, provincial forest departments and officials of ministry of Climate Change

The meeting reviewed the targets achieved in spring plantation 2017.The total targets set for spring plantations were 257.50 million saplings, fixed with consensus and achieved 200.83 million.

The Punjab Forest department set targets of 14 million and achieved 14.33 million. The survival rate was 102%. The Sindh Forest Department set target of 14 million, achieved 15.89 million and survival rate was 70%. The Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa set the target of 211.60 million, achieved 158.78 million and survival rate was 85%.The Baluchistan Forest Department set target of 1.50 million, achieved 1.31 million and survived 85%.The AJK Forest Department set target of 7 million, achieved 4.43 million and survival rate is 70%.The Gilgit Baltistan Forest Department set target of 1.20 million, achieved 0.71 million. The Forest Department of FATA fixed target of 4.10 million and achieved 3.99 million and survival rate was 85%. The Capital Development Authority set target of 2 million and achieved 0.51 million.

The Punjab Forest Department representative told the participants that they have fixed target of 12 million for Monsoon plantation 2017 whereas it was 9 million last year. The Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa Forest Department told the participants that they have set target of 70 million last year which is same for this year. The Baluchistan Forest Department told that they had target of 7 million last year and 7.7 million this year. The AJK Forest Department told the participants that last year they fixed at 3 million and now it is 3.7 million.

It was also decided that National Level Monsoon Plantation Campaign 2017 will start in last week of July 2017.