Government Has Taken Uttarakhand Fire Seriously: Javadekar

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The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Mr. Prakash Javadekar addressing at the valedictory session of the Workshop ‘Transplantations along National Highways’, in New Delhi on April 27, 2016.

Rs. 5 Crore Allotted For Firefighting Efforts

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Government has taken the forest fire in Uttarakhand seriously. Making a statement on May 1, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, said that Rs. 5 crore has been allotted for firefighting efforts and 6000 labourers have been deployed for firefighting efforts. The Centre has also started from today, the trial-run of generating pre-fire alerts.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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