The National highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched ‘adopt a green highway scheme’ to engage corporates, public sector units and other government departments to undertake greening of national highways under the corporate social responsibility programme.
Power Finance Corporation has already committed to greening of an 87 km national highway stretch in Nagpur. NHAI is also in talks with Coal India and several other PSUs to undertake greening of highways.
“This will open new vistas for PSUs and corporate houses to utilize their CSR funds for greening of highways and creation of ecological assets,” said Dr. AK Bhattacharya, MD- National Green Highways Mission (NGHM).
Government has a target of greening of one lakh kms of national highways. Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has also earmarked a departmental budget of Rs 5000 crore for the same.
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