The forest departments set fire routinely to their forests in the name of leaf burning. This not only kills all he small animals and insects, it is 70% of the reasons for all the raging forest fires in the country that takes thousands of acres of forest at a time. In my own constituency Pilibhit, I spent most of my time in summer putting out forest fires started by the forest rangers. They remain unconcerned by the fact that all the saplings die and the wild boar, monkeys and neelgai come into the fields because their food has been burnt. Don’t burn leaves. And don’t let others do it. It is a very wasteful and dangerous practice.