National Green Highway Mission : Environment for UPSC Exams

National Green Highway Mission : Environment for UPSC Exams

  • It is a National Mission of making highways green which includes (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance).

  • Under this a 300 crores project along 1500 Km National Highways was launched in 2016

  • Its intention is to take care of the ecological needs, environmental needs; peoples need, and strike a sustainable balance.
  • Financing: 1% of the total project cost of National Highways will be kept aside in a Green Highways Fund to be used for plantation and its maintenance.

  • Strict auditing: Release of money only if the survival rate of the trees/project is 90% in the previous year.  

  • ISRO as monitoring and auditing agency.

  • Project on Contract basis to NGOs, private companies and government organisations.

  • It has multiple benefits:

    • Soil Erosion reduction.
    • Livelihood opportunities to the nearby community.
    • Employment Creation.
    • Reduce Air pollution.
    • Reduce Noise Pollution.
    • Act as anti-glare to the upcoming vehicle thereby reducing roadside accidents.

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