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Thursday , 18 April 2024

Green Cover Index for NHs

Greening of highways being a focal point for MoRTH and NHAI under the Green Highways Policy of 2015, the latter has entered into an MoU with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under ISRO for a period of three years to develop and report a “Green Cover Index” for the extensive network of National Highways in India. Using the capabilities of emerging technologies to enhance in-situ data collection and supplement plantation management and monitoring, the NRSC will undertake a comprehensive pan-India estimation of green cover using high-resolution satellite imagery. The first phase of the project will capture the data region-wise and subsequently focus on estimating the growth patterns using scientific techniques. The findings of the index will facilitate comparison and ranking of various National Highways for timely and periodic intervention.

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