National highway in Maharashtra to become ‘Green’

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Summary: MUMBAI: Over 10,624 km length national highway in Maharashtra will soon be transformed into ‘green’ highway. The state government and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOU) in a bid to afforestation alongside of national highway exists in the state.The forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that the state government took plantation along National highway as a mission. The project envisages planting trees on 4 lakh acres of land along the national highways in the country in the next 10 years. We are planting trees alongside the national highways in the state. Since the said land are property of the NHAI, the same shall not be declared as protected forests or reserved forest under any circumstances,’ stated memorandum of agreement.

MUMBAI: Over 10,624 km length national highway in Maharashtra will soon be transformed into ‘green’ highway. The state government and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOU) in a bid to afforestation alongside of national highway exists in the state.The forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that the state government took plantation along National highway as a mission. “Afforestation is our mission and we have taken it seriously.

We are planting trees alongside the national highways in the state. There is only one planet in the universe where life exists. Human and life exists only because of the existence of trees,” said minister.Among the trees that have been shortlisted for plantation include – Neem tree Coconut tree , Bamboo (shrub), Ber, Custard Apple tree, Babul and other trees.