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27 May 2020 Current Events Uttarakhand is Burning Up As Wildfires Ravage Through the State

Amid Coronavirus pandemic, the state of Uttarakhand is suffering another tragedy as it has reached the season of wildfires. Since the beginning of the year, Uttarakhand has recorded 46 wildfires around 51.34 hectares of forest. Due to this, the state has suffered a loss of  Rs 1.32 lakh as confirmed by the forest department. The state is burning up in the region for the past four days, putting the lives of the animals at risk that are residing in the forests. The most hard-hit region is Kumaon which witnessed 21 instances of forest fires. In contrast, the Garhwal region reported 16 incidents of wildfires, and the reserve forest area has witnessed nine incidents so far. In the episode, two people have lost their lives while one person is reported to be injured. Other parts of the country are also witnessing natural disasters such as recent locust attacks in various states, namely Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. However, Rajasthan is currently the worst affected as per the Union Environment Ministry. Soumitra Dasgupta, Inspector General, Wildlife, Ministry of Environment said that though locust attack is a “regular feature” in the country, this attack is “once-in-a-three-decade scenario and is timed “very badly”. Further, scientists at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the wind in Delhi is blowing from Rajasthan side, which means the locust attack could hit Delhi soon. West Bengal was also ravaged by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people on Wednesday. Thousands of trees razed through the ground, leaving hundreds of people stranded without power. 


Uttarakhand is Burning Up As Wildfires Ravage Through the State

Amid Coronavirus pandemic, the state of Uttarakhand is suffering another tragedy as it has reached the season of wildfires. Since the beginning of the year, Uttarakhand has recorded 46 wildfires around 51.34 hectares of forest. Due to this, the state has suffered a loss of  Rs 1.32 lakh as confirmed by the forest department. The state is burning up in the region for the past four days, putting the lives of the animals at risk that are residing in the forests. The most hard-hit region is Kumaon which witnessed 21 instances of forest fires. In contrast, the Garhwal region reported 16 incidents of wildfires, and the reserve forest area has witnessed nine incidents so far. In the episode, two people have lost their lives while one person is reported to be injured. Other parts of the country are also witnessing natural disasters such as recent locust attacks in various states, namely Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. However, Rajasthan is currently the worst affected as per the Union Environment Ministry. Soumitra Dasgupta, Inspector General, Wildlife, Ministry of Environment said that though locust attack is a “regular feature” in the country, this attack is “once-in-a-three-decade scenario and is timed “very badly”. Further, scientists at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the wind in Delhi is blowing from Rajasthan side, which means the locust attack could hit Delhi soon. West Bengal was also ravaged by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people on Wednesday. Thousands of trees razed through the ground, leaving hundreds of people stranded without power. 




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