Uttarakhand forest fire: Smoldering forests start scaring in Uttarakhand, 11 districts affected, hearing in Supreme Court

Creative Common

Brought before the bench of Justice BR Gavai and Justice Sandeep Mehta. A lawyer seeking to join the case highlighted that about 44 per cent of forests are burning in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, shockingly revealing that 90 per cent of these fires are due to human activity.

The Supreme Court is set to hear on Wednesday a petition related to the massive forest fire in Uttarakhand, which has recorded 910 incidents since last November, causing damage to around 1145 hectares of forest. The matter was brought before the bench of Justice BR Gavai and Justice Sandeep Mehta. A lawyer seeking to join the case highlighted that about 44 per cent of forests are burning in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, shockingly revealing that 90 per cent of these fires are due to human activity.

The lawyer said, I am telling your lordship something which is shocking. All this carbon is blowing everywhere. The biggest shock is that 90 percent of it is man-made. Today’s report is also absolutely sad. The bench asked that 44 percent (forest) of Kumaon is burning. You said that 44 percent is in the grip of fire? The lawyer confirmed the presence of dense pine trees dominating the landscape of the area. The representative of Uttarakhand requested permission to present a status report on the current situation. During the 2019 hearing, the top court took note of the serious issue of forest fires in hilly areas, especially during summers, attributing it to the large presence of pine trees in most areas for their high flammability. Are known.

The hearing was hearing a plea by advocate Rituparna Uniyal seeking immediate steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from forest fires in Uttarakhand, which he said had increased over the years and Causes massive damage to the environment.

other news

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top