The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) supported 26 schools and the Technical Training Institute, Samthang in Wangdue with about 506 saplings of fruit trees (Mango, Guava, Avocado, Lemon, Pomegranate, papaya, Litchi, Japanese Pear etc.) to commemorate the Social Forestry Day, 2019 (2nd June). The plantation program targeted unused spaces in and around the Bajo Town including schools located in the vicinity. The initiative is expected to provide free, healthy and fresh fruits to residents and school children. Prior to this, BES has planted over 500 saplings fruit tree in Thimphu City and Tsirang Dzongkhag through its “Fruits for all” initiative.
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