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Uttarakhand Forest Fires: SC Slams State Govt’s Lax Approach, Flags Vacant Posts In Forest Dept

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Uttarakhand government over its lackadaisical approach in controlling forest fires. The top court also pulled up the state government for the piling vacancies in its forest department and said the issue needs to be addressed.A bench headed by Justice B R Gavai and comprising Justices SVN Bhatti and Sandeep Mehta directed the Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand to be personally present before it on May 17.The apex court observed that despite multiple action plans, no steps are taken for their implementation on ground. In the last hearing, the Supreme Court while hearing petitions on Uttarakhand forest fires observed that cloud seeding or depending on rain god is not the answer to the issue of forest fires and the state has to take preventive measures...