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22nd August, 2020 Environment

Context: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed a mobile App called ‘Harit Path' to monitor location, growth, species details, maintenance activities, targets and achievements of each of its field units for each and every plant under all plantation projects.


  • NHAI has been undertaking plantation drives from time to time to develop eco-friendly National Highways and has constantly addressed ecological concerns by adopting environment-friendly methods.
  • To commemorate 25 years of its service to the nation, NHAI has also recently undertaken ‘Harit Bharat Sankalp’, a nation-wide plantation drive that is in line with its commitment to promote environment protection and sustainability.
  • Under this initiative, NHAI planted over 25 lakh plants in 25 days along the stretches of the National Highways between 21st July to 15th August 2020.
  • The launch of ‘Harit Path’, mobile app will further facilitate creation of Green Highways across the country.

National Highways Authority of India

  • The National Highways Authority of India is an autonomous agency of the Government of India, set up in 1988 and is responsible for management of a network of over 50,000 km of National Highways out of 1,15,000 km in India.
  • It is a nodal agency of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Reference: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1647625