Chitral — After having met success in Lower Dir, Olive farming will now be experimented in Chitral. In this regard a five day workshop was arranged by SRSP at Drosh. Experts and appointment holders of Olive growers association from Dir also participated in the workshop. It was mentioned that the soil and climate of Drosh would be most suitable for olive crop.
It may be noted that a member of the olive family the ‘Russian Olive’Â known as ‘Shinjoor’ in local language is a domesticated fruit tree of Chitral since centuries an is known for the unique fragrance of it’s blossoms in mid spring. — BH Azad