LAHORE - Agriculture Department has decided to start a campaign to enhance cultivation of moringa (Drumstic tree) in Punjab.

Agriculture Department Secretary Muhammad Mahmood said that in a seminar the department will launch an awareness campaign to promote plantation of moringa, which not only increase soil fertility but also it can be used as animals fodder.

The Agriculture Tourism Development of Pakistan organised the seminar here on Sunday. Moringa (Sohanjana) is known as a charismatic plant in the world. Its direct use save human and animal body from different diseases and its oil can be used as olive oil. Morinaga use is beneficial for the patients of high blood pressure and cholesterol, and weak joints and bones. Morinaga tree planted in February and March.

Mahmood said that the Agriculture Department was promoting the cultivation of new profitable crops according to climate change. The department, he said, was supporting farmers at every step.