At a time Uttarakhand is preventing forest fires at over 900 spots, a state minister’s uncommon try and sort out the disaster has caught the eye of many on social media.
In a video in circulation on-line, minister Harak Singh Rawat is seen attacking the flames with a plant as a TV crew movies him in motion. The minister was reportedly at Garwal hills final night when the video was taken.
The minister thrashes about with the shrub, apparently making no distinction to the blaze however urgent on however.
Then the digital camera angle modifications and the forest fireplace is not seen. Solely Mr Rawat is seen, nonetheless going on the flames and producing sparks within the course of.
The video drew feedback from many, particularly atmosphere activists.
“The courageous forest minister of Uttarakhand HarakSinghRawat is enjoying an enormous position in dousing the #Forestfire with the most recent expertise. I am positive his historic motion will give us aid from the Uttarakhand forest fireplace,” tweeted inexperienced activist Aarav Seth.
— AaravSeth (@AaravSeth_) April 6, 2021
However some tweets gave a shout-out to the minister for his initiative.
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एक्शन में हरक सिंह रावत
वन मंत्री डॉ हरक सिंह रावत खुद आग बुझाने जंगल में पहुंचे।
श्रीनगर के वन क्षेत्र में आग बुझाने पहुंचे मंत्री हरक सिंह रावत।@BJP4UK@drharaksrawat@Drharaksingh@BJP4Delhi#HarakSinghRawat#viralvideopic.twitter.com/ahw9fpZOM0
— Hind Khabar (@HindKhabar1) April 5, 2021
On Sunday, Mr Rawat instructed reporters that helicopters could be used to attempt to douse the fires.
“Hearth broke out at 964 places in state. Seven animals and 4 individuals died and two individuals had been injured. The climate made it difficult for the state authorities. The Chief Minister (Tirath Singh Rawat) and I are monitoring scenario individually. We’ll attempt to douse the hearth with helicopters,” mentioned the minister.
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