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SC-FOREST FIRES - Plea in SC seeks protection of forests, wildlife from fires in Uttarakhand

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New Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court Thursday seeking urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand, saying forest blazes have increased over the years causing huge loss to the environment.
The petition sought directions to the Centre, the Uttarakhand government and the principal chief conservator of forests in the state to make pre-fire arrangements and frame policy to prevent forest fires.
The plea, filed by advocate Rituparn Uniyal, ...



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