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U.P. budget focus: Fighting forest fires, Kukrail night safari

The Uttar Pradesh state budget for 2024 prioritizes the prevention of forest fires and increasing green cover. The government plans to plant 35 crore saplings for the second consecutive year and aims to raise the state's green cover to 15% by 2030. Additionally, funds have been allocated for an aquarium at Gorakhpur zoo, a night safari in the Kukrail forest area, and the Agra Metro project. The budget also emphasizes the Jal Jeevan Mission and rainwater harvesting.

Uttar Pradesh finance minister Suresh Kumar Khanna presents state Budget 2024-25 in the UP Assembly in Lucknow, on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 08:00 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Govt launches control room to track forest fires

In Lucknow, a helpline number (0522-2207951) has been launched where information related to forest fire can be reported.

According to the statistics available, the last three years have seen a substantial decrease in forest fire incidents. (For representation)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Massive forest fire in central Chile kills 46; toll likely to rise

Black smoke billowed into the sky over many parts of the Valparaiso region, home to nearly one million inhabitants in central Chile

A view shows crashed vehicles following the spread of wildfires in Vina del Mar, Chile(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 04, 2024 07:03 AM IST
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Amid rise in forest fires, entry to J&K’s wildlife parks banned

The parks and conservation reserves for which permission is required include Brain Nishat Conservation Reserve, Dachigam National Park, Dara Conservation Reserve, Khrew Khanmoh Conservation Reserve, Wangath Conservation Reserve, Thajwas Wildlife sanctuary

According to officials in past one month more than 50 forest fires were reported in three forest circles of Kashmir -south, Srinagar and north (HT File)
Updated on Jan 18, 2024 07:42 AM IST
By, Srinagar

Number Theory: Record fires in Uttarakhand, Himachal and J&K as winter turns dry

An HT analysis of satellite data suggests that fires in the two hill states and Jammu & Kashmir are unprecedented this January

Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir have reported 1102, 925, and 486 fires from January 1 to January 15(ANI)
Published on Jan 16, 2024 05:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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