Arid Jatropha (Erundi -Castor0 Reforestation
Since a large part of Pakistan is Arid with limited water resources, it makes sense to look at plants that grow in arid areas that can cause reforestation and also provide commercial value..
Jatropha can be planted easily in arid areas and its oil is used as biodiesel but it has medicinal value as castor oil. The project is to use Google Earth to identify areas for Jatropha Planting and come up with feasibility plans for Jatropha reforestation and Jatropha based industries near Jatropha areas..
This may create employment for people near Arid areas of Punjab like Bahawalpur, cholistan, Thar, most of Baluchistan and parts of Khyber PakhtunKhwa. With about 160,000 plants per square mile that need little or no care, the oil produced can create a local energy resource for people. .
This can create revenue generating industries near arid areas where there are no opportunities and also start reforestation of unused land..
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