Peshawar, Pakistan aims to increase forest cover

20 June 2014

PESHAWAR: Under its ‘billion tree tsunami programme’, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has set a target of bringing additional six per cent area under forest cover in the province.

The provincial government has launched a Green Growth Initiative (GGI) to achieve the objective of increasing forests by six per cent through converting 30,000 hectares of additional land into forest annually, said officials of the forest department during a briefing to media persons here on Thursday.

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