Afforestation of High Tension Electric Lines
These lines carry electrical power project to various center. Very large area in a linear strip of 10 m to 50 in is covered by these lines. Rich forest areas are cleared for laying the lines. However, no tree vegetation is permitted to be grown under these lines and the electricity act imposes a ban on planting. Further, much jungle growth comes up along these lines, which is cleared by the Electricity Boards at a very high cost. To utilize this belt of lands, species so selected should keep theme as a bush. The species so selected should be of utility in distilling oil or use of the leaf etc. for manuring or grasses of essential oils, can be grown.
The species suggested are Ecualyptus citriodoia, maintained as a bush, lemon grass, beedi leaves etc., and medicinal plants like Vinca rosa, tree species which are grazed or brushed should not be selected as it will be a very costly procedure to fence these belts.