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The Government  of Bangladesh planned to plant 833 million saplings from its own sources

The Government  of Bangladesh planned to plant 833 million saplings from its own sources

This year, during the monsoon season, 83327000 tree saplings will be planted across the country, said Farhina Ahmed, secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Bangladesh.

She provided this information at a press conference in the meeting room of the MoEFCC, Bangladesh, at the secretariat.

The environment secretary said that trees are being planted on a large scale to preserve the country’s forests, biodiversity and wildlife. By the year 2030, a target has been set to increase the country’s tree cover from 22.37 percent to 25 percent and forest cover from 14.1 percent to 16 percent. To this end,

the government has continued afforestation and forest conservation, restoration of degraded forests and sustainable forest management.

She said that from 2009-2010 to 2022-23 fiscal year, a total of 217402-hectare blocks and 30252 seedling km. Strip gardens have been created and 11.21 million saplings have been distributed and planted. This year, 8,3327000 saplings will be planted throughout the country during the monsoon season.

The secretary said that the national forest survey has been started this year to determine the amount of trees and the amount of carbon in forests across the country.

The green belt of Bangabandhu’s dream is being created along the coast through afforestation on the coast, embankments and polders of Bangladesh. From 2009 to 2023, about 89,853 hectares of coastal afforestation has been created.

From 2009 to 2023, TK.326,950,4114 has been distributed among 160,699 beneficiaries involved in social forestry, she said.

As a result, from October 2020 to last April, around 30,000 acres of forest land has been freed from encroachment and afforestation has been completed.

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