IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics: National Green Highways Mission (NGHM)

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IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the civil services (CS) preliminary examination on June 18 this year. It is one of the most esteemed and toughest exams in the country. With a success rate of 0.1- 0.3 percent of the total percentage of candidates who apply, it is really difficult to nail the examination.

As you know, Yesterday, we have shared IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: which will help you prepare for your upcoming examination. Here is the topic that we have discussed yesterday, Click on the link below to explore.

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As promised, today we are going to continue with the Fifth topic i.e National Green Highways Mission (NGHM). Let us provide you the brief explanation of the said topic.

 

IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: National Green Highways Mission (NGHM)

Today we will discuss the third topic i.e National Green Highways Mission (NGHM). Below mentioned is the explanation of the said topic.

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National Green Highways Mission (NGHM)

National Green Highways Mission (NGHM) is a plantation drive around 1500 km of National Highways launched by the Union Ministry of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping.

National Green Highways Mission: A Fact file

  • Has been launched under the Green Highways Policy, 2015 with an aim of developing eco-friendly and green National Highways.
  • Focus on providing a green canopy along 100,000 km of highways and create jobs for 1 million youth.
  • Seeks to engage corporates, Public Sector units, Government organizations and other institutions for developing green corridor along National Highways through plantation and allied activity on median, avenue and other available nearby land patches.
  • Mission will be funded by the Green Fund corpus which is 1 per cent of the total project cost set aside for plantation purposes.
  • New Mobile Apps have been launched- ‘Adopt a Green Highway’ Program, ‘Kisan Harit Rajmarg Yojana’ and National Green Highways Mission.

Potential:

  • The Afforestation across National Highways is expected to help in sequestering approximately 12 lakh metric ton carbon annually.
  • It will also generate jobs and can be a game-changer for agriculture and rural economy.
  • In future, the mission will be linked with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme.
  • Kisan Harit Rajmarg Yojana: A pilot scheme to extend green belt beyond the existing ‘Right of Way’ of highways. It seeks to engage farmers and also provide alternative livelihood option to the nearby communities.

Over here we conclude our article on IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score. Stay tuned with us for the rest of the topic that we will discuss day by day. 

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