Government has decided to take help of Indian Air Force to douse fire in Uttarakhand forests, which has so far affected 1,900 hectares of forests land. Two MI-17 helicopters will now help the fire-fighting teams of NDRF, SDRF and Army.
In last few days many fire incidents had taken place in Bihar resulting into the loss of lives and property. In a bid to prevent such incidents from taking place in future now the State government has appealed its citizens in villages that they should avoid cooking and religious activities like 'Yagna' between 9 am to 6 pm.
UP chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav's visit to Lalitpur district in drought affected Bundelkhand region has become controversial as it is being alleged that to prepare a make-shift helipad for his chopper to land thousands of litres of water had been used by the authorities.