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Spring plantation drive kicks off in Helmand

Spring plantation drive kicks off in Helmand

Feb 04, 2018 - 18:41

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): with the arrival of spring, the plantation drive of sapling launched in southern Helmand province on Sunday, and official said.

Governor Hayatullah Hayat said the fruit, non-fruit and ornamental trees’ saplings would be planted in Lashkargah, the provincial capital and some districts...

He urged people to support the sapling plantation drive and cooperated with concerned authorities.

Agriculture Department Head Ahmad Shah Khaire said around 100, 000 sapling of different type would planted in the province during spring plantation drive.

He said among the trees 45, 000 were fruit plants and the rest were non-fruit and ornamental.

He added, “We would distribute the sapling free of cost governmental organizations, but NGOs would be provided with low cost”. 

Ruhallah, the resident of Lashkargah, said people should look after the planted saplings and help them grow.

He said, “People must plant trees in their homes, localities and cooperate government initiated plantation drive.”