Drones to assist Pakistan plant thousands and thousands of trees
Technology too can lend a hand plant timber in hard-to-reach spaces that don’t have any roadsIslamabad: Pakistan has introduced plans to make use of drone generation for its ‘10 Billion Tree Tsunami’ venture to combat climate change. As part of the country’s technique to use drone technology to plant thousands and thousands of timber and support the ‘Clean Green Pakistan Movement’, the Ministry of Climate Change signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) on Thursday
Under the new agreement, the NRSP will fortify nation’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami mission using wise drones to tackle Pakistan’s major deforestation problem through planting bushes economically and extra successfully as compared to hand planting.The new generation can also help to plant bushes in hard-to-reach spaces that have no roads or inaccessible terrain, as there is no heavy equipment involved.
The agreement was once signed by way of Irfan Tariq, director-general answerable for setting in the Climate ministry, and Rashid Bajwa, CEO of NRSP.
Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam witnessed the signing.
Additionally, a Rs100 million (Dh2.65 million) ‘Challenge Fund for Climate Smart Projects’ will probably be introduced, to encourage early life engagement in climate-smart actions.
“Funding will be based on innovative ideas that have already been tested and have shown demonstrable impact on communities,” Aslam said.
He additionally said Prime Minister Imran Khan would be launching the Spring 2019 Tree Plantation Campaign on February nine.
Pakistani environmentalists welcomed the drone plantation plan however some had been sceptical about possibilities of good fortune . They prompt correct tracking and management.
Talking to Gulf News, Umer Saeed, the Executive Director at Mohammad Ali Saeed Foundation that has planted more than 34,000 in all places Pakistan, mentioned, “Drone plantation is a great idea if properly managed and implemented.”
“Drones can plant trees in unreachable areas, but the real challenge is to ensure maintenance in those areas,” Saeed said. “Planting trees is not hard. The crucial part of the forestation project is the post-plantation monitoring and management.”
He additionally prompt that executive to “ensure that only native plants are planted” for social, economical and ecological benefits.