ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Sunday announced that the government has launched an application to track the ongoing plantation drive in the country through geo-tagging technology.
According to a press statement, the application was prepared with the help of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to keep the record of each sapling being planted under the country’s first-ever digital plantation campaign.
A special feature of geo-tagging has been incorporated in the application, enabling the forest departments’ officers to keep the plantation record.
Usman Dar said that live location and number of planted saplings will be identified through the application.
Moreover, a green selfie feature has also been introduced in the application to enable the volunteers to upload their pictures while planting a sapling, he added.
He said that it is the first time in the country’s history that modern technology is being used to carry out a plantation drive in the country.