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PML-N Govt to Continue PTI’s Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project

In an effort to address the growing climate crisis, the PML-N-led federal government has decided to continue the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami project, which was originally launched by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

According to Ary News, citing sources, the government plans to increase the budget for the Ministry of Climate Change by Rs11.82 billion for the fiscal year 2024-25. This move aims to mitigate the effects of global warming and promote sustainable development.

The budget includes a substantial allocation of Rs15.62 billion for the Green Pakistan initiative, formerly known as the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami. This project, originally launched by PTI in 2018, aims to plant trees nationwide and address the adverse effects of climate change.

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The government has also proposed a new project to combat climate change, with details yet to be disclosed. Moreover, a proposal includes providing Rs1.019 billion to the Ministry of Climate Change to enhance its technical capabilities and ensure the successful execution of climate-related projects.

The budget includes Rs15.775 billion for four ongoing projects that focus on sustainable development and environmental conservation. Furthermore, Rs100 million is earmarked for the Pakistan Biosafety Clearing House. The government has also set aside Rs30 million to improve water quality monitoring capabilities.

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