Green canopying of 1 lakh km of NH to employ 10 lakh youth, says Gadkari

The afforestation will help in sequestering approximately 12 lakh mt carbon annually

Overdrive July 01, 2016 19:12:31 IST
Green canopying of 1 lakh km of NH to employ 10 lakh youth, says Gadkari

Under the National Green Highways Mission, the Indian government has been working to set up a green corridor on the vast stretch of highways in the country. This green canopying will help reduce the harmful effects of air pollution as well as reduce the glare of oncoming vehicles which sometimes cause accident. In addition to the natural benefits, this project will create employment opportunities to 10 lakh youth in India, stated Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, at the inauguration of the plantation...

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