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Why forest fires are common in Himachal Pradesh?

  Jan 20, 2021

Why forest fires are common in Himachal Pradesh?

Q. What is the news?

Himachal Pradesh frequently witnesses forest fires during dry weather conditions. This month, a forest fire which started near Kullu raged for several days before being brought under control. Forest fires were also reported in Shimla and other parts of the state.

Q. What is the forest cover of Himachal Pradesh?

Q. How fire prone are these forests?

Q. What causes the fire?

Q. What are the fuels of such massive fires?

Q. How much damage do the forest fires cause?

Q. Are the recent forest fires unusual?

Q. What is done to prevent and control forest fires?