‘Billion tree tsunami’ creates a problem in Swat

The “10 Billion Tree Tsunami” campaign has created a peculiar problem in Swat.

The project inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan is aimed at impeding global warming and tackling air pollution.

But in Swat, where the forest department planted thousands of Elaichi (cardamom) plants, other plants withering because cardamom draws more water from the ground.

Experts say the plant is suitable for areas where water is plentiful, not for the dry conditions in Swat.

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