First Sustainability Report For FY 2021-22: National Highways Authority Of India
National Highways Authority of India, has released its first ‘Sustainability Report for FY 2021-22’, showcasing its commitment to environmental sustainability.
- NHAI initiatives for sustainability include:
- Using recycled materials in highway construction,
- including fly-ash and plastic waste;
- Creating over 100 wildlife crossings to protect wildlife and reduce human-animal conflicts;
- Undertaken extensive plantation drives, planting millions of saplings to offset vehicle emissions;
- Increasing employment of women and marginalized communities.
- The Sustainability Report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines and has been externally assured by a third party.
- NHAI’s sustainable practices aim to attract ‘Green Finance’ for infrastructure financing and ensure socially and environmentally responsible projects.
- NHAI is a statutory body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
- est. 1988; HQ: New Delhi
- It has been set up as a Central Authority to develop, maintain and manage the National Highways entrusted to it by the Government of India.