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GREEN GOLD IN DANGER: PART-X:Forest fires in Bhaderwah Division engulf hundreds of green trees

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Third fire incident in last 20 days; yet minister says thrust is being laid on preservation of environment.
By Ajmer Alam Wani JAMMU: How unfortunate is it, when Minister for Forest and Environment, for Jammu and Kashmir Government, Mian Altaf Ahmed during a function at Srinagar appealed to the people particularly the youth to make the J&K State green and safe heaven for the rich biodiversity of the State and just hours after the appeal about 500 young green deodar and Pine trees were reportedly engulfed by fire in between Comportment No- 3 and 4 of Chiralla Forest Range in Forest Division Bhaderwah at a place known as Rankhi Faat. Reports said that reacting to the GREEN GOLD IN DANGER news series by this reporter, forest officials have started putting restrictions on cutting of green forest wealth which is not digestible to the forest mafia operating in the state for decades thus they instead of cutting the trees have adopted another …