Uttarakhand forest fire to be put out in 2-3 days: Javadekar

Uttarakhand forest fire to be put out in 2-3 days: Javadekar

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-02 09:14 New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has said he has asked to deploy more than 10,000 employees to put out theUttarakhand forest fire in three-four days. "More than 6,000 employees are already on the job, while DG (Forest) is leading and coordinating the operation from the front for the past two days," he said, adding that t6he government has already sanctioned the required amount. "The Prime Minister's Office (PMO), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and Indian Air Force are working in tandem, and I am sure that the fire will be put out in three-four days," he added. Speaking about the reason behind the fire, he said extreme dry weather with no humidity was the reason behind the massive fire. (ANI)