Potential of olive plantation reviewed

Potential of olive plantation reviewed


Our Correspondent February 10, 2021

PESHAWAR:

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman accompanied by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan paid a joint visit to Olive fertile land areas in districts Chakwal and Jhelum to assess the potential of Olive plantation in the area.

They were invited by SAPM on climate change, Malik Amin Aslam, to see the largest Basharat Forest and examine the huge potential of the area with regards to olive cultivation and to prepare an effective and comprehensive strategy for grafting of already available wild olives.

The purpose of visit was to explore the new technological ways and to make a long-term plan for olive plantation in all suitable lands of the entire country including Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in light of the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision on the olive tsunami initiative.

The Governor, during his visit said that Pothohar region including Chakwal and Jehlum salt range is very fertile in olive production which needs comprehensive strategy by adopting the latest innovative methodology.

He added that there is a huge forest in Basharat area of district Chakwal and we have to see to what extent we can increase the planting of new olives and grafting of wild olives in this fertile area.

Governor Farman highlighted that a green revolution in the region is on the cards.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2021.

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