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NGT raps Centre over forest fire mgmt plans

Source: DNA, Date: January , 2017

DNA, New Delhi, Jan 2017: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday, pulled up the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) for delaying work on the forest fire management plans that are to be implemented across all states. A three-member bench, headed by justice Swatanter Kumar, observed that while many states have submitted their 'forest fire crisis management plans', the Centre is yet to reply on them and take any decisions. The bench rapped Deputy Inspector General of forests AK Mohanty, who was present in the Tribunal on behalf of MoEF, for the delay in approving the plans. The bench made the observations while hearing a matter that was filed on the Uttarakhand forest fires which occurred in the summer of 2016. More than 2,000 hectares of forests were lost to fires. 

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