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Green Runs The Highway

Largest Green Highways Network In Offing

In the largest project of its kind globally, the government has called for greater public participation, especially of youth and local community in the development, beautification and maintenance of “green highways”, which are increasingly being seen as a buffer against rising pollution in which highway construction and heavy vehicular traffic also contribute significantly.

Largest Green Highways Network In Offing
Largest Green Highways Network In Offing
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2016-12-16T16:42:34+05:30

Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya said at the recently concluded three-day national convention on Innovations in Green Highways organized by the National Green Highway Mission (NGHM) to explore and deliberate on global best practices and chart out a new course for a more sustainable model of highways that would be in harmony with nature, environment, human and wildlife habitations.

Mooting linking of the Green Highways Project with the ongoing Swachh Bharat Mission, Mandaviya said, “There would be a greater success in greening highways if the local farmers are also involved.” Greater participation of farmers in plantation, maintenance, and protection of trees, would give them a sense of responsibility and ownership, the minister underlined.

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