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Uttarakhand forest fire


Forest fires spread in Uttarakhand, officials feel the heat

May 24, 2018 5:27 am

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat sought quick action to douse the fires and reprimanded the forest department officials and district magistrates on Wednesday during a video conference.

Forest fires: NGT issues notices to MoEF, Uttarakhand, Himachal govts

May 04, 2016 6:22 pm

The bench directed the ministry as well as both the state governments to apprise it about the steps taken in this regard and also about the preventive measures to stop such incidents.

Uttarakhand forest fire: Rain brings relief, death toll reaches seven

May 04, 2016 1:04 pm

Uttarakhand forest fire: Light to moderate rains hit the higher reaches of the mountains in the evening on Tuesday and swept the plains overnight

Understanding a burning issue for India’s forests

May 03, 2016 1:03 am

Over 4,500 hectares have been affected in Himachal Pradesh, some 40% more than the 3,185 hectares in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand fire: Around 3000 acres of forest destroyed; Rajnath says situation under control

May 02, 2016 7:50 pm

"Three teams of NDRF and three IAF MI-17 helicopters were also engaged to control the situation," said Singh

Congress targets Centre over forest fires in Uttarakhand

May 01, 2016 8:00 pm

Randeep Surjewala claimed that over 5,500 hectares of valuable flora and fauna have been lost in the forest fires.

Taking Uttarakhand forest fires very seriously, says Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar

May 01, 2016 3:41 pm

"Government is taking the forest fires of Uttarakhand very seriously. 6000 people have been deployed for fighting it. We also granted Rs 5 crore to the state yesterday, " Javadekar said.

Uttarakhand forest fire: IAF deploys Mi-17 chopper to control blaze, PMO assures help

April 30, 2016 9:56 pm

New Delhi, Apr. 30 (ANI): The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Saturday sought information on fires in forests in Uttarakhand from the state government and assured all possible relief.