Government to probe leasing of forest rest houses, camping sites

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In the assembly, Himachal government reiterated their stand to hold an inquiry into the leasing of forest rest houses and camping sites for eco-tourism projects by the previous BJP regime.

The issue was raised by Congress legislator Asha Kumar during the Question Hour. She said it was strange that all the three forest rest houses as well as the three camping sites had been given to a single party and that, too, at a paltry amount of Rs 15,000 as security amount.

Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri, in his reply, said that the government would hold an inquiry into the issue and will take action if anyone found guilty.