PRESS RELEASE: Completion of one million fruit tree plantation by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in partnership with the De-Suung National Service (DNS)

Last Updated on June 13, 2022 by DoA

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in partnership with the De-Suung National Service has embarked on DNS: Million Fruit Tree Plantation as three-month project starting from 15th March, 2022. The fruit trees were granted as Royal Soelra to the farmers with the vision of enhancing income and uplifting the rural livelihood.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce the completion of one million fruit trees plantation. As of 10th June, 2022, about 1,019,785 number of fruit seedlings were planted and the project is completed ahead of the completion deadline which is 15th June, 2022. In the temperate region, 409,401 number of fruit saplings were planted and similarly, in the sub-tropical region, 605,384 number of saplings were planted. The assorted fruit saplings were also distributed to the five National Service Academy sites, and about 5000 number of Chemshings (bodhi tree) were also distributed and planted in seven Dzongkhags, based on past survival indications. All the  saplings planted were Geo-coded using Mobile Operation Data Acquisition platform for ease of monitoring and follow-up interventions in future. Click here for the MFTP press release.