Pulwama: The Regional Director of Social Forestry department, Kashmir, Mehraj Ud Din Malik along with DFO Pulwama and other officers on Tuesday visited Bandarpora area of Awantipora in Pulwama to distribute male poplar trees among the people.
On the occasion, large number of male poplar trees were distributed among the farmers of the village, under ‘Farm Forestry’ at local nursery.
Talking to media, Regional Director, Mehraj Ud Din Malik has said that male poplar trees are growing very fast, and are being used in several industrial units.
He said that raw material from such trees are particularly being used in making apples boxes, pencils, while the trees boost the economy of people.
As per the official, at least forty thousand male poplar trees are being distributed among the locals of Bandarpora at local nursery, ‘to ensure socio-economic development’ in the area.
He said that besides fast growing, ‘male poplar’ is pollen free, and will reduce the uncertainty, which was caused by the female poplar trees earlier.
Meanwhile, the locals of Bandarpora village have hailed the initiatives of social forestry department and said that “poplar trees are main source of income for the villagers.”