Production of Planting Stock for Mass Afforestation Demand in Punjab

     

Under this scheme 4.61 millions potted plants and 237 acres bed nursery were raised during 2011-12 and 2012-13. During current financial year 2.92 millions potted plants and 167 acres bed nursery is being raised. In next year 3.2 million potted plants and 167 acres bed nursery will be raised. These plants will be provided to farmers on subsidized rate and will also be planted in government sectors i.e. forest land, government departments and defense areas which  will  result increase of tree cover in the province and will keep in economic and social uplift of the local communities. It will generate employment during raising of nurseries. It will also sink carbon, increase oxygen emission, conserve indigenous flora and fauna. Overall environment of the area will be improved.The period of this activity is 2011-12 to 2015-16