Exclusive: Prakash Javadekar on Uttarakhand Forest Fire

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Centre was taking the forest fires in Uttarakhand “very seriously” and making all efforts to control it. “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. “Our top officer, including the DG of Forest department is on the spot guiding the local forces. The air force, the Home Ministry…all are helping and guiding the residents there,” he said.

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