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President decrees March 11 as ‘National Plantation Day’

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President decrees March 11 as ‘National Plantation Day’

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Feb 27, 2020 - 19:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani through a presidential decree has declared March 11 as “National Plantation Day and ordered the Ministry of Agricultureinfo-icon to accelerate efforts at distributing tree seedlings in capital and provinces, a statement said on Thursday.

“In order to expand green areas, promote plantation of saplings and forestation, the president issues a nine-point decree, keeping in view the importance of forest and trees for environmentinfo-icon and reduction in pollution,” reads a statement from Presidential Palace.

The statement said government officials in ministries and departments were bound to formally kick off the plantation drive on March 11.

The president directed the Ministry of Agriculture to accelerate the process of saplings distribution in central capital and provinces though a proper plan.

First point of the new order says government institutions are bound to plantation and its maintenance in their properties and point third says municipalities are bound to plant and protect plantation in public and urban areas.

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