Tag: Odisha Forest Fire

Forest Fires
Forest Fires In Odisha: Just An Annual Phenomenon Or Forest Dept’s Apathy?

Odisha reported 51,968 forest fires between November 2020 and June 2021, which was the highest in the country during the period.

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  • Monday, 16 May 2022
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What Ails Odisha's Forest Fire Management?

According to Forest Survey of India report by the Ministry of Environment, Odisha reported 51,968 forest fires between November 2020 and June 2021, which was the highest in the country during the period.

  • Friday, 13 May 2022
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Forest Fires: Odisha Tops Country, 5-years Losses Yet To Be Assessed

The laidback state of affairs in forest management in the State surfaced today when in Rajya Sabha Union Minister, Forests, Bhupendra Yadav said Odisha is yet to send last 5-years' loss assessment report to the Centre

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Simlipal Fire: Odisha Govt Downplays It, says Fire Is Not Wild!

Bhubaneswar: When the raging fire in Asia’s second-largest biosphere reserve Simlipal National Park has caught the imagination of national and international media, an embarrassed Odisha government has rushed a team led by PCCF Shashi Paul to take stock of the situation at the ground and submit a report to the State government. The committee after […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
Odisha Forest Fire Goes Wild: 208% Rise in Large Fire Events In 96 Hrs!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government has pooh-poohed the claims on the raging fire in the Simlipal National Park by terming all the brouhaha over it as nothing more than mere perception, the burning fact to the fore today is within 96 hours (March 3- March 7) the number of large fire events in the […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
Odisha Forms High-Level Taskforce To Battle Forest Fire
Odisha Forms High-Level Taskforce To Battle Forest Fire

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the burning of several forests across the State, Odisha on Monday formed a taskforce on ‘Forest Fire Management’ to fight against the blaze. The taskforce which includes three experts from Hyderabad and Dehradun will be headed by Dr. Sandeep Tripathy, former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) and Head of Forest Force […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
Odisha Forest Fire: State Govt Deploys Extra Manpower, Machines; Night Patrolling Intensified

Bhubaneswar: Amidst concerns expressed over the wildfire which has engulfed a large portion of Similipal Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj district and other parts of the State, the Odisha government on Tuesday directed officials to intensify night patrolling to contain the fire. Apart from this, the State government has decided to deploy extra manpower and machines […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021
Simlipal Forest Fire: 1 Large Fire Still Rages On, NGOs put the Loss at 25%

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha still tops the nation in the number of fire alerts issued in the last 7-days, the comforting fact for the State is active large fire events have drastically dropped by 98 per cent in the last 144 hours. As per the data available with the Forest Survey of India (FSI), Odisha […]

  • Saturday, 03 April 2021
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Odisha Govt Provides Safety Gears To Fire Fighting Forest Squads

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha sizzling under unabated incidents of forest fires and possibility of more such blaze likely in the scorching summer months ahead, the State Forest department on Monday released necessary funds for procurement of safety gears for forest fire fighting squads. State Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) in a letter to all Divisional […]

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
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Odisha: Wildfires Continue To Rage Across State, Forest Officials On Toes

Bhubaneswar: After Similipal, large parts of forested areas in Odisha continued to report wildfires putting the State forest officials on their toes. It has been more than two weeks since a major forest fire broke out in adjoining Kuladiha Sanctuary in Nilgiri and Boudh Forest Division causing a major concern for the State administration to […]

  • Thursday, 01 April 2021