Green Highways for Sustainable Environment and Inclusive Growth

"To develop eco friendly National Highways with participation of the community, farmers, NGOs, private sector, institutions, government agencies and the Forest Department for economic growth and development in a sustainable manner."


The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India has promulgated Green Highways (Plantations, Transplantations, Beautification and Maintenance) Policy – 2015 on 29th September 2015 to develop green corridors along National Highways for sustainable environment and inclusive growth.The policy envisions"development of eco-friendly National Highways with participation of the communities, farmers, NGOs, private sector, institutions, government agencies and the Forest Departments for economic growth and development in a sustainable manner."

Under the aegis of the Policy, development of green corridors is proposed along developed and upcoming National Highways in the width available in existing Right of Way (ROW) in the form of median and avenue plantations.

Roadside plantations have immense potential to enhance the green cover of nation and generate employment opportunities for rural community. Green Highways Division (erstwhile National Green Highways Mission NGHM) under National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been entrusted with the task of planning, implementation and monitoring roadside plantations along one lakh km network of National Highways which would in turn generate one lakh direct employment opportunity in plantations sector in next ten years.For effective project planning, implementation and monitoring Green Highways Division has developed Guidelines and Vision Document.

Mr. Nitin Gadkari - Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India

Nitin Gadkari

Hon'ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways

National Highways are the lifeline of Indian road infrastructure... Read More


Pon Radhakrishnan - Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and

Shipping

Pon Radhakrishnan

Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping

Highways are acknowledged as the growth engine of economic... Read More

Shri Mansukh Lal Mandaviya

Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping

Highways are acknowledged as the growth... Read More


Sanjay Mitra- Secretary to Govt. of India, Department of Road Transport and

Highways

Yudvir Singh Malik

Secretary to Govt. of India, Department of Road Transport and Highways

Good roads make road journey smooth and plantation... Read More

Shri Deepak Kumar - Chairman National Highways Authority of India

Shri Deepak Kumar

Chairman

National Highways Authority of India

NHAI is committed towards development of quality... Read More

A K Bhattacharya - MD National Green Highways Mission

A K Bhattacharya

Head - Green Highways Division

National Highways Authority of India

Highways are acknowledged as the growth engine of economic... Read More


Mission for next ten years

Green Plantation on national Highway of India10 crore tree plantations along NHs.

Employment by National Green Highway Mission

1 Lakh Direct Employment Generation.

Green Corridor Development along National Highways

Green Corridor Development along NHs.

Green Corridor along upcoming National Highways

Green Corridor along upcoming NHs.

Sequestering of Carbon

Sequestering approx 12 Lakh MT of Carbon.

Starting Center for Innovation in Green Pathways.

Starting Center for Innovation in Green Pathways.


PROJECTS

Completed Projects of National green highway Mission

Completed