350,000 saplings to be planted in Lodhran under spring plantation campaign


Deputy Commissioner Lodhran Roy Muhammad Yasir Bhatti said that around 350,000 saplings will be planted and grown, under a spring plantation campaign all over the district. 

The district afforestation committee meeting was held to review the steps taken for plantation on the district level, the deputy commissioner delineated concrete steps to stimulate plantation. 

The meeting was joined by ADCR Azuba Azim, Additional Deputy Commissioner Finance and Planning Muhammad Fahad Anwar, Additional Deputy Commissioner General Ahmed Faraz Awan, and district officers from related departments. 

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Emphasizing the importance of plantation, the deputy commissioner stated that 10,000 saplings will be planted by the Education Department, 3,000 by the Health Department, 3,000 by the Irrigation Department, 2,500 by the administration, 2,000 by the Lodhran Agriculture Department, 600 by Civil Defense, 500 by the police, 500 by the Livestock Department, 250 by Fisheries, 100 by the Excise and Taxation Department, and 1,000 by the Sports Department, among other departments. 

In a similar development, Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan issued directives to pay special attention to plantations in urban areas during the current Monsoon Plantation Campaign and stated that those seedlings having the capability to grow into big trees must be selected for plantation in urban areas. 

CM also ordered them to take strict actions against the use of plastic bags in order to make the province polythene free. 

The meeting deliberated over threadbare the recommended strategy for plantation under the Urban Forestation Drive and also took a number of important decisions. 

Mahmood Khan further directed the administrative secretaries, divisional commissioners, and deputy commissioners to carry out the strategy formulated for the urban forestation drive in letter and spirit. 

Moreover, he also directed the planting of the saplings on banks of canals, roadsides, offices, government schools, hospitals, and all other available spaces. He further ordered them to involve people in the plantation drive to make it a real success. 

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