NHAI launches ‘Harit Path’ to monitor plantation along national highways

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News: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has developed a mobile App called ‘Harit Path’.

Facts:

  • Purpose: To facilitate creation of Green Highways across the country by monitoring the location, growth, species details, maintenance activities, targets and achievements of each of its field units for each and every plant under all plantation projects. 

Additional Facts:

  • Harit Bharat Sankalp: It is a nation-wide plantation drive by NHAI with the aim to promote environment protection and sustainability.Under this initiative, NHAI has planted over 25 lakh plants in 25 days along the stretches of the National Highways.
  • National Highways Authority of India(NHAI):It was constituted under National Highways Authority of India Act,1988.It is a nodal agency of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
    • Purpose: It is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of National Highways entrusted to it and for matters connected or incidental there.