Enugu State Govt. budgets N4m for indigenous fruit trees production
The Enugu State Government earmarked N4 million for the production of 300,000 forest trees and indigenous fruits in its 2017 budget, the Commissioner for Finance, Mrs Eucharia Offor, said.
The commissioner made this known at the 2017 Budget Breakdown on Wednesday in Enugu.
She said the N4 million was part of the N46 million allocated to the Forestry
She added that it was under the Seeding Production the state government aimed at raising more than 150,000 fast growing forest tree seedlings of teak and eucalyptus.
Offor said another 150,000 indigenous fruit trees like mahogany and others used in the production of local delicacies would also be raised.
The commissioner explained that N5 million was budgeted for retracement of boundaries of some encroached forest reserves in the state, while N2 million would be for the maintenance of newly established 80 hectare forest plantations.
She said N5 million was for the enlightenment and sensitisation of communities that host forest reserves on climate change benefits accruable from forest preservation and reservation.
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