Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, which met her under the Chairmanship of Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, expressed its concern over the increasing incidents of forests fires in different places in the State and directed the authorities to take serious note of any such incident and check the same forthwith. The authorities have been directed to visit fire affected areas and evaluate the loss of forest wealth besides taking all precautionary steps to check re-occurance of the incidents by educating the villagers and stake holder of the drastic impact it leaves in destroying the flora and fauna.

Cabinet advised the authorities to explore possibilities of gainfully utilizing the pine needles by preparing brickets and other bye-products which could add to the income of local stake holders.

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