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U'Khand HC asks govt to file report on forest fires

Press Trust of India  |  Nainital 

Concerned over incidents of forest fire in the state, the High Court today asked the to file a report on the matter tomorrow.

Taking suo motu cognisance of about the gravity of forest fires which have affected thousands of hectares of forest land in the state, the division bench of K M Joseph and Justice asked the to file a report on it by Thursday.

MC Pant mentioned forest fires and the destruction caused by them before the court in the course of the day's proceedings citing various newspaper articles published recently to make his point.

Recognising the seriousness of the situation, the court decided to treat the matter as a PIL and asked the to reply by tomorrow.

So far there have been 1,956 incidents of forest fire this season in the state which have destroyed 4,202 hectares of forest land.

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First Published: Wed, May 30 2018. 19:00 IST