The growth of an economy is acknowledged by the highways in India, only 2% of Indian road network comes under National Highway but it carries 40% of the automobile traffics. It signifies the importance of National Highways in the Indian economy. But the growth of highways has some inevitable consequences like environmental degradation in the form of deforestation. The situation gradually becomes critical as the traffic is contributing in releasing greenhouse gases. This leads to global warming and loss of biodiversity.
With an aim to reduce the adverse effect of deforestation on the environment, National Highways Authority of India has taken some initiatives like “Adopt A Green Highway” programme. The National Green Highways Mission (NGHM) is established by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) under National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) with a vision to develop green corridors along national highways for the sustainable environment and inclusive growth. National Highwcontinue reading