One house, two fruit trees drive

Dhangadi, July 3

‘One house, two fruit trees’ campaign was launched in Kedartole of Ward-3 to develop Dhangadi sub-metropolis as a green city in Kailali today.

Dhangadi Mayor Nrip Bahadur Odd inaugurated the campaign amidst a function. Mayor Odd said they were preparing to distribute plants to each family. The sub-metropolis will distribute lichi and mango plants during the campaign. “We came up with the idea of providing two fruit trees to every household to plant as those plants wouldn’t be safe in public places,” said Mayor Odd.

Chair Bal Bahadur Eir of Ward No 3 of Dhangadi, said they distributed a total of 800 fruit plants provided by Barhaban Partnership Forest Management Committee and District Forest Office, Kailali, at Kedar Tole.

Barhaban Partnership Forest Coordinator Raj Bahadur Eir expressed commitment to extend necessary support to develop Dhangadi as a green city.

The campaign envisions planting around 160,000 fruit plants in the sub-metropolis in the next four years. Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan City Chief Administrative Officer Santa Bahadur Sunar said those who don’t receive the plants this year would get plants next year. “The aim of the campaign is to increase greenery and bring down the import of fruit in the sub-metropolis,” said  Sunar.