The National Highways Authority of India has initiated tree plantations along 1,513 km length of National Highways in ten states in 2016. This includes 390 Km of National Highways in Andhra Pradesh, 133 Km in Assam, 418 Km in Haryana , 100 Km in Jammu & Kashmir, 50 Km in Jharkhand , 82 Km in Madhya Pradesh , 87 Km in Maharashtra , 77 Km in Orissa , 26 Km in Rajasthan and 150 Km in Telengana length.
Under the Green Highways Scheme, tree plantations along National Highways are part of all highway development projects. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is actively promoting greening of highway corridors with the participation of the community, farmers, private sector, NGOs and government institutions/departments.
This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.
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