Islamabad : The climate change ministry and the provincial forest departments have achieved 44 percent plantation target set to plant 3.2 billion trees till 2023 under Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme (TBTTP).
According to the statistics provided by the climate change ministry, almost 1.4 billion trees have so far been planted and process is going on across the country.
A complete data with statistics, images and video footages of the sites where trees have been planted is now available on the website of the climate change ministry. There are total of 9,500 such sites in different areas of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
The government is confident that it will achieve the target of planting 3.2 billion trees by 2023 that will deliver an environmental dividend in preserving atmospheric health, reducing greenhouse gas effects, lowering cases of random floods, lowering rains, droughts and enhancing other biodiversity supportive actions. An official said three-month (February-April) season provides an unprecedented opportunity to plant as many trees as possible, so they have a plan to plant 540 million trees during this period.