Status of Projects Under Green Highway Policy

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The Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification & Maintenance) Policy, 2015 covers all the National Highways of the country with the aim to promote greening of corridors. Under the policy, 244.68 lakh plants have been planted upto December, 2021 across 869 NH projects having length of 51,178 Km. State-wise details of plantation are placed as Annexure.

The local indigenous, non-invasive shrubs and ornamental as well as non-ornamental shade bearing trees suitable for different agro climatic zones are planted as per the Indian Road Congress’ guideline (IRC SP:21-2009).ANNEXURE

ANNEXURE REGARDING “STATUS OF PROJECTS UNDER GREEN HIGHWAY POLICY”

 State-Wise details of Plantation  

Sl No. States Total No. of Projects Total Projects Length (in Km) Number of Plants planted (in Lakh)
1. Karnataka 47 3282.464 14.55
2. Madhya Pradesh 59 4196.784 14.80
3. Odisha 26 1765.837 9.13
4. Haryana 35 2290.25 16.07
5. Punjab 26 1114.945 8.41
6. Tamilnadu 66 3767.103 14.27
7. Uttarakhand 13 551.245 3.01
8. Delhi 54 1479.79 13.30
9. Gujarat 59 3991.517 16.94
10. Assam 22 683.98 4.05
11. Telangana 26 1779.816 12.88
12. Rajasthan 84 6232.436 19.65
13. Jammu &

Kashmir

            16 567.64 2.43
14. West Bengal 26 1565.47 10.03
15. Maharashtra 98 5086.924 21.70
16. Bihar 44 2876.58 13.17
17. Chhattisgarh 14 752.674 5.47
18. Jharkhand 19 818.01 5.12
19. Himachal Pradesh 8 260.24 0.86
20. Kerala 17 559.544 0.68
21. Uttar Pradesh 71 5093.801 24.69
22. Andhra Pradesh 39 2461.254 13.48
  Total 869 51178.304 244.68

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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