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Himachal CM concerned about forest fires
The Himachal Pradesh cabinet, which met her under the Chairmanship of Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, expressed its concern about the increasing incidents of forests fires in different regions of the state.

THE HIMACHAL Pradesh cabinet, which met at Shimla today under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister, said that it was worried about more number of incidents being reported related to forest fires.

The Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal, directed the authorities to take serious note of any such incidents, and check the same forthwith. The authorities have been directed to visit fire affected areas and evaluate the loss of forest wealth besides taking all precautionary steps to check re-occurance of the incidents by educating the villagers and stake holder of the drastic impact it leaves in destroying the flora and fauna.

The cabinet also advised the authorities to explore possibilities of gainfully utilizing the pine needles by preparing brickets and other bye-products, as these could add to the income of local stake holders.

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