BAHAWALPUR - Over 70,000 acacia trees will be planted on 600 acres of land in Cholistan, said Director Livestock Cholistan Ali Raza.

Talking to the media, he said that on the directive of Secretary Livestock Punjab Naseem Sadiq, on more than 600 acre of land, American and local acacia trees will be planted for the provision of food for the livestock. In Cholistan, a total of 1.4 million livestock were present.

He added that earlier, 4,500 acacia trees were planted in October 2017 under a pilot project and after its success 14,000 more American and 6,000 local trees were being planted in Noorsar Balouchan Farm, Moj Garh Farm, Janu Farm, Jaam Garh Farm and Mittanwali Farm. In this regard, 10,000 trees had been purchased.

He said that American acacia is the favorite food of sheep, goats, cows and camel, with the plantation of these trees lack of food for livestock can be met. He added that the next week, Secretary Livestock Punjab Naseem Sadiq would participate in the ceremony of planting acacia in Cholistan. The Livestock Department Cholistan Wing will achieve the target of planting 70 thousand tree in Cholistan by 15th of March 2018, he said.