Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Forests Department has set up a high-tech Clonal Propagation Centre at Senothi in Kurukshetra district to produce quality seedlings of Eucalyptus and others species, Forest Minister Kiran Chaudhary said here on Monday.

Commercial value

She pointed out that a new scheme of clonal agro-forestry had been introduced under which the emphasis was on raising plants of commercial value such as clonal Eucalyptus and Poplar and planting these on the fields of small and marginal farmers to enhance their income.

It would also augment the supply of raw material for wood-based industries and increase the tree cover area in the State.