The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has on Thursday announced to launch Billion Dry Fruits Project.
According to sources, saplings would be planted to boost the production of the dry fruits under the project. The agriculture department has been directed to launch the Billion Dry Fruits Project soon.
The project will be monitored by Governor KP, Shah Farman. Underlining the importance of the project, Shah Farman said that Billion Dry Fruits Project will increase the income of the people living in the tribal districts of the province and will big revolution.
Last year, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had launched the Billion Tree Tsunami Honey Project.
Under the project, one million hectares of Pakistan’s forests would produce seven types of honey. Whereas, the production of honey would increase from 12,000 metric tons to 70,000 metric tons.
Pakistan would be able to export honey worth Rs 45 billion annually to different countries.
While announcing the Tsunami Honey Project, the premier had said that Pakistan has great potential for growing olive and avocado trees. He said by Olive plantation, we can be able to export olive oil and avoid import of edible oil.
He said Avocado is full of nutrition and Pakistan’s soil is very much suitable for its plantation. Imran Khan said that he has planted Olive and Avocado trees in his home garden.