Uttarakhand Forest Fire : CM Dhami In Action, Suspends 10 Forest Department Personnel

Strict action should be ensured against the elements involved in setting the fire, said Pushkar Singh Dhami


Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami is taking comprehensive steps to address various issues concerning Uttarakhand, especially focusing on forest fire prevention, monsoon preparedness, public health, and ensuring smooth arrangements for the Chardham Yatra. Here’s a breakdown of the key points from his directives:

Preventing Forest Fires:

  • The Chief Minister is actively involved in making fire lines to prevent forest fires and advocating for public awareness.
  • Public representatives are urged to participate in forest fire prevention efforts.
  • Secretaries are assigned responsibilities for different districts to halt forest fires completely.
  • Strict actions, including suspensions and disciplinary measures, are being taken against negligent personnel.

Monsoon Preparedness:

  • Emphasis is on cleaning, dredging, and channelization of drains before the monsoon.
  • Construction and repair of security walls along river banks must be completed on time.
  • Safety audits of old bridges and arrangements for valley bridges in sensitive areas are prioritized.
  • A coordination committee of concerned departments is proposed to monitor dam conditions.

Public Health Measures:

  • The Health Department is instructed to prepare for preventing water-borne diseases like dengue and malaria before the monsoon.
  • Rapid action teams for disasters are to be kept ready.
  • Proactive steps are advised to ensure adequate drinking water supply, even through tankers and mules where necessary.

Chardham Yatra Arrangements:

  • Smooth arrangements for the Chardham Yatra are prioritized, including weather alerts through SMS.
  • Strengthening the information system for weather updates and ensuring better arrangements for devotees are highlighted.
  • Modern technology is encouraged for public convenience, and arrangements for JCBs at sensitive places and Yatra routes are to be made.
  • The participation of various officials and departments in these efforts underscores the collaborative approach being taken to address the multifaceted challenges facing Uttarakhand.

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