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2,000 fruit saplings distributed as plantation drive begins in Birir

Gul Hamaad Farooqi
BIRIR: About 2,000 fruit plants were distributed free of cost among people as a plantation campaign got underway here.
The campaign was opened in collaboration with the Forest Department organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Chalgoza Project.

In this regard, a function was held at the Community Based School Birir in which a large number of women and children belonging to the Kailash tribe also participated.

Ejaz Ahmed, Provincial Coordinator, FAO Chalgoza Project, explained the technical method of planting and caring for the plants, how far they should be planted and what should be mixed in the soil at the time of plantion so that the plants do not get damaged and grow quickly.
Expressing his views, Umair Nawaz, SDFO, Forest Department, said that people here mostly use forest wood, so if they get fruits from these plants they can earn livelihood for themselves and their families.

On the other hand, they can cut their branches and burn them, thus reducing the burden on the forest.
Unat Baig Kailash, President Chalgoza Forest Protection and Conservation Committee, of Birir valley , thanked the officials of Forest Department and Chalgoza Project for distributing fruit trees free of cost among the locals.

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