The government’s drive to enhance the forest coverage of Pakistan through Green Pakistan Program (GPP) was formally launched on February 09, 2017.
The Punjab Forest Department launched the program by planting 100,000 seedlings over a range of 138 sections of land, situated in around 19 areas of the province.
The tree plantation campaign under ‘Green Pakistan Program’ began in Sindh on Thursday. About 50,000 seedlings will be planted at various rural regions of Sukkur and Khairpur under this program.
The District Chairmen, other local administration and also Local Support Organizations, Village Organizations, students and common society associations participated in the Spring Tree Planting Campaign 2017 as a team with Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO).
For Green Pakistan Program, the government is bearing 50% of the cost of the project, while every province will contribute 50% for each rupee spent.
Through the program, 100 million trees will be planted all around the country. The program intends to plant indigenous tree species to monitor and advance the local flora of Punjab.