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Awesome! India To Plant 2 Billion Trees Along Highways, Employ 300,000 Young People

December 3, 2014

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Now this is one jobs plan I can get on board with! Are you reading, Congress? Of course you aren’t.

India’s Rural Development Ministry has recognized two problems: youth unemployment and bad air quality. But they’ve decided to kill two birds with one stone – to plant 2 billion trees and hire up to 300,000 of the nation’s youth to do it.

“The length of National Highways in the country is one lakh kilometer [about 62,137 miles]. I have asked officials to come out with a plan to plant 200 crore [2 billion] trees along these stretches which in turn would create jobs for the unemployed on the one hand and protect the environment on the other,” said Shipping and Rural Development Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

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