ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives has recommended 50% of Rs. 2450 million out of the total PSDP 20-21 allocation, Rs. 4.900 billion for the “Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, Phase I -Up Scaling of Green Pakistan Programmme.”
The total approved cost of this project is Rs. 125.184 billion with the objective of planting trees all over the country, through Ministry of Climate Change. So far 280 million plants have been cultivated/Planted/ regenerated till now. The project has given employment to 83, 224 daily wage workers. On the directives of PM, the government has facilitated the sponsoring and executing agencies in provision/ releases of funds timely for smooth implementation of program and projects: said Mathar Niaz Rana.