Fruit for all: K-P offers free fruit through public trees

Project aimed to make KP province self-sufficient in fruit production, says Governor Shah Farman

Our Correspondent February 01, 2019
Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: Governor Shah Farman Thursday inaugurated Fruit For All drive here at Hayatabad by planting an orange plant at a public space.

Under the drive as many as 250 plants of orange would be planted at public places and along roads in Hayatabad while five million would be planted across the province in collaboration with National Bank of Pakistan. People could enjoy the fruits for free.

The governor after inaugurating the drive directed department of Agriculture to ensure plantation of quality seeds as per the requirement of local weather. He also directed to plants at the places which were directly accessible by the general public so that the common man could be benefited from it.

He said the project was aimed to make KP province self-sufficient in fruit production and to meet food requirements of children, adding that under the programme the masses would get free of cost fruit.  

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2019.


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