Bhubaneswar, December 13 (LocalWire): Odisha government has decided to make use of the logs of trees that were uprooted during May 3 severe cyclone Fani in 12th century puri Jagannath temple kitchen and Swargadwar crematorium in the pilgrim town.
The cyclone Fani that had barreled through Puri coast had denuded the lush green cover in the sanctuary uprooting nearly 20 lakh standing trees.
We have decided to use the logs in the temple kitchen besides cremation purpose at the Swargadwar.
The decision in this regard was adopted in this regard at the State Wildlife Board meeting today, said the Forest and environment minister Bikram Keshari Arukha.
Logs of the 3 lakh uprooted trees will be distributed to local eco club members while the rest will be dispatched to the temple and crematorium, he added.