National Green Highways Mission (NGHM) has been established by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) under National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) with a vision to develop green corridors along the national highways for sustainable environment and inclusive growth. NGHM has been entrusted with the task of planning, implementation and monitoring roadside plantations along one lakh kilometer network of national highways. To conduct this task effectively, NGHM needs to adapt learnings from other parts of the world and contextualize; undertake new research; test innovations and implement successful innovations at large scale. To meet this requirement, it is proposed to establish a knowledge center “Centre for Innovations in Green Pathways” under NGHM. This centre will serve as a platform to undertake research, innovations, trainings, capacity building programs and advocacy in the field of green pathways.
In view of this, NGHM is organizing a three days National Convention on Innovations in Green Highways to develop detailed roadmap and framework for establishing the proposed centre. The aim is to find innovative solutions, promote and institutionalize innovative interventions in green highways and identify training and capacity building requirements for green highways project stakeholders.
The Convention will include: technical sessions, special parallel sessions and a session on training need analysis. The technical and special parallel sessions will have presentations and panel discussions on following issues in the context of green highways: Global trends in greening of highways; Research need analysis; Applications of advance and appropriate technologies; Information technology as advance management tool; Livelihood and entrepreneurship development; Carbon sequestration and carbon credits; Plantation as tool for road safety measures; CSR, PPP and financing for sustainability; Wildlife corridors; and Scope of bamboo plantations. In addition to this, a full day session on training need analysis will be conducted to identify and chalk out plan for training and capacity building of various green highways project stakeholders especially: staff of NGHM, NHAI and partner agencies.
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