Billion Tree Tsunami; making KPK Greener and Pakistan brighter
The historic project of KPK govt, Billion Tree Tsunami; Making Pakistan brighter and KP greener.
When you look up on the internet for the “KP Billion Tree Tsunami”, followings are some headlines of western media that pops up in Google search.
Pakistani plants one billion trees to slow down effects of global warming – The Independent
One Billion Trees Planted in Pakistan’s NW Province – VOA News
Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests – IUCN
Billion tree tsunami’ surges across northern Pakistan – Reuters
Imran Khan led PTI Govt in KPK launched the green mission north-west of the country after coming into power in 2013 General Elections. The Project named “Billion Tree Tsunami” involves adding trees both by planting and natural regeneration in the province which consists about 40 percent of the country’s forests area.
Let’s talk some stats:
Many small-scale nurseries, producing up to 25,000 saplings, have been set up with cash advances and a guaranteed purchase agreement from the provincial government.Such small nurseries can earn incomes of around 12,000 to 15,000 rupees ($115-$140) a month, a size-able income for rural villagers, said Aslam.
One of the many best things about this project was that under this initiative, an estimated 500,000 “green jobs” had been created through the effort, some of which have gone to rural women and unemployed youth.