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Forest fires raging in Uttarakhand, holiday of forest workers canceled on Holi

Till Monday, 67 incidents of fire have been reported in Uttarakhand. Since February 15, 107.25 hectares of forest has been burnt in the state.

By Team Pardaphash 
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Forest Fire: The challenge of forest fire in Uttarakhand has become more visible this time. Since February 15, 107.25 hectares of forest has been burnt in the state. There is less chance of rain ahead. In such a situation, the forest workers associated with field duty will not get leave this time.

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Special instructions have been received regarding the monitoring of fire-sensitive forests in the hilly areas. While there is a possibility of infiltration of smugglers apart from chaotic elements in the plains.

67 incidents of fire came to light

Till Monday, 67 incidents of fire have been reported in Uttarakhand. In which 40.68 hectare forest of Garhwal and 35.55 hectare forest of Kumaon has been burnt. Apart from this, 21 hectares of forest has been damaged in the Wildlife Vihar ie National Park and Sanctuary.

The increasing temperature can create more problems for the forest department. In such a situation, the patrolling parties have been asked to remain alert during Holi. Conservator of Forests of Western Circle, Deep Chandra Arya told that leave will be given to forest workers only in unavoidable situation.

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