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ANR PLANTATION IN B’NGIR SET ON FIRE Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar

ANR PLANTATION IN B’NGIR SET ON FIRE
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar
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In a bizarre incident, some miscreants apparently set the Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) plantation on the outskirt of the town on Friday damaging the green cover. The fire caused damages to the ANR plantation, a rest-shed inside a nursery and a few plants. Forest officials immediately rushed to the spot and doused the flame.
On Thursday, sources said, forest officials had seized four bullock carts loaded with woods from nearby forest at BSNL Chowk. However, they failed to catch the people, who had bought the woods. Later, the forest officers had engaged a person to look after the bullocks. However, in the afternoon, a few people came and forcibly took away the bullocks.
A complaint has been lodged at the Balangir town police station in this regard. “We apprehend that the fire at the ANR plantation might have been done by miscreants of nearby villages. Whenever we detain a person for bringing woods from forests, we get phone calls from local people to release them,” said a forest official.      
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