‘Approach lackadaisical’: SC pulls up Uttarakhand govt over forest fires | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure with the Uttarakhand government’s handling of forest fires, describing the state’s approach as “lackadaisical.”
“Though action plans prepared and finalised but no steps taken for their implementation,” the Supreme Court said.
The top court also flagged huge vacancy in Uttarakhand’s forest department and said that it needs to be addressed.
The court has also asked the chief secretary of Uttarakhand to be present before it on May 17.

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