Conservation, Propagation and Promotion of Neglected Indigenous Wild Fruit Tree Species

Traditionally human beings remained dependent on plants for food and shelter. Therefore, a great variety of non-cultivated plants has long formed a part of diet of the humans. Fruits play a significant role in human nutrition. They are an important source of minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, oils and other antioxidant compounds. The Holy Quran has described date, grape, fig, olive and pomegranate as heavenly fruits. These wild fruit plants are also great sources of food for wildlife.

Under this project, 1.454 million indigenous neglected wild fruit plant Species would be raised in earthen potted plant nurseries, which will be provided to local inhabitants on cost basis. Supply of free planting stock to the other Govt, Departments and Armed forces would also be made as per policy of the Government. These plants would also be utilized during tree plantation Ceremonies, Mass afforestation programmes and farmer days during tree plantation Campaigns.

G.Period:          36 Months (2019-20 to 2021-22)

Species:-          Beri, Amla, Peelo, Kari, Karonda, Sohanjana, Bilgery, toot, locat, Anar, Peer, Alocha, Mango, Akhroot, Amlook, Raytha, Lasora, Wild Apple, Wild Apricort, Zaitoon etc

District:-            Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar khan, D.G. Khan, Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Faisalabad, Jhang, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana, Kasur, Multan, Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Sahiwal, Chichawatni, Pakpattan, Okara, Sargodha, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Khushab