In a release, a senior forest department official said that the final orders implementing the above proposal have been issued following a nod from Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna.
    
Meanwhile, in a separate announcement, the official added that 228 Van Gujar families living inside the Rajaji National Park would soon be relocated to the Shahmansur reserve forest in Haridwar.
    
These 228 families are the ones which were overlooked when a previous count of dwellers inside Rajaji National Park was taken.
    
The families in question are to be relocated to the reserve in Haridwar within a month's time after the orders for the same were approved by the Chief Minister.

(Agencies)

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