UP: Food forests to be set up in 15 districts

To promote agricultural diversification and increase the green cover in the state, the government has decided to set up food forests in 15 districts.

The forests, planned across different agro-climatic zones, are expected to be set up within six months with help from local farmers. A government spokesperson said that plants will be selected according to the agroclimatic conditions of the selected districts. Some of the districts which have been identified for this project include Bijnor, Amroha and Saharanpur from the mango belt and Sambhal, Rampur and Badaun from the guava belt.

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