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The Maharashtra government has agreed to the suggestion of
the Centre to plant fruit bearing trees along the national highways.
As per the pact, The entire cost of plantation and maintenance shall be borne by NHAI and a designated tree officer will be appointed who will accord permission for felling of trees.
It further adds that besides this, the other benefits such as timber, fruits and other produce in any form whatsoever accruing as a result of the plantation shall be the sole property of the NHAI and the FDCM shall have no claim over it.
Among the trees that have been shortlisted for plantation include Neem, Tamarind, Coconut, Bamboo (shrub), Ber, Custard Apple, Babul and others.
The project envisages planting trees on 4 lakh acres of land along the national highways in the country in the next 10 years. PTI MM NRB
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