With the arrival of spring, a tree plantation drive in eastern Nangarhar province was kicked off on Saturday, with the governor urging people to pay special attention to protect the environment.
“The agriculture department has set the target to plant three million saplings in the spring season across the province,” the Governor Attaullah Ludin told a ceremony arranged to begin the sapling plantation campaign in Jalalabad, the capital city.
He urged people to plant one or two sapling to help protect the environment from degradation. Agriculture Director Hamidullah Nazir told Pajhwok Afghan News his department would plant 10,000 saplings and the rest 200,000 would be planted by locals.
Eng. Ziarat Gul Raheel, the canalization project director, said 334,000 fruit saplings would be planted in spring season.