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NHAI organized plantation drive for Celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mohtsav’

 NHAI organized plantation drive for Celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mohtsav’

 

Nagpur 18-07-22


 

To commemorate the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, NHAI has organized plantation program of 1000 plants at 100 places across the country i.e. One lakh plants in a single day. This plantation drive was a part of a nationwide drive that NHAI has organized to mark the Amrit Mahotsav, celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence and launched on 17.07.2022 at Nagpur, by Shri Nitinji Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways, in LIT campus, Nagpur. NHAI’s aim is to plant 75 lakh plantations till 15th August 2022 across the country.

 

2.       Shri Ashok Kumar Jain, Advisor(Plantation), NHAI, New Delhi was in Nagpur for launching of plantation drive along with the Hon’ble Minister for RT&H.

 

3.       NHAI, Regional Office,Nagpur planted a total of 24710 saplings in a single day in Vidarbha and Marathwada Region, which involved on major National Highways as part of this drive.

 

4.       The plantation programme was also taken up at Jamtha on NH-44 by NHAI along with the Concessionaire, M/s. Oriental. The students of Mundle Public School, Gavsi Manapur has participated in the plantation programme.

 

5.       The plantation programme was also taken up in the Districts of Nagpur, Chandrapur, Aurangabad, Dhule, Nanded, Yavatmal, Wardha and Akola covering all the National Highways under Regional Office, Nagpur, with Contractors/ Concessionaires along with huge participation of local representatives and students of nearby schools. 

 

6.       Spreading the message of environment sustainability, the drive also saw participation fromSocial Forestry Officials, NGOsNishchay & Kalpvriksha, and School students.

 

7.       The total number of 14,01,381saplinghave been planted till date across the National Highways under Regional Office,Nagpur and this includes the4,46,361of sapling planted during the year 2021-22. Also, the 11,93,789 number of plants have been Geotagged. NHAI RO Nagpur is planning to plants 1,91,024 number of saplings during current FY- 2022-23.NHAI, Regional Office, Nagpur is also going for Miyawaki plantation and has selected the 11 land parcels (6 under PIU Aurangabad, 4 under PIU Dhule & 1 under PIU Washim) for Miyawaki plantation. It is also proposed to have plantation in order to create Oxygen Park at Khapsi Cloverleaf near Nagpur.