Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjor launched the Million Fruit Trees Plantation project in Yusipang, Thimphu yesterday. It is expected to help 140,827 rural farming households to plant at least one million fruit trees in 22 varieties. 

The 233 de-suups trained in land development will lead 1,334 de-suups to plant 439,804 temperate fruit trees and 1,991 de-suups to plant 560,495 subtropical fruit saplings. In order to monitor the care and growth of the saplings, each one will be geo-coded using Smart App MoDA (Mobile Operational Data Acquisition). The trees are expected to bear fruits in 4 years.