Tag: Similipal Fire

Forest Fire In Odisha: Now Khordha's Barunei Hill Forest Is Burning

Khordha: After Similipal tiger reserve, the Barunei hill forest in Khordha district is under the grip of flames. As per reports, a massive fire broke out in the forest late last night from the Gada Khordha side and spread to other parts of the forest. While the forest department claims that the forest fire in […]

Similipal Forest Fire: Top Central Team Member Arrives In Odisha To Assess Situation
Odisha: BJP Demands Probe Into Similipal Forest Fire

Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP on Friday demanded a detailed probe into the Similipal forest fire, while the Odisha government claimed that the inferno is now under control. Leader of the Opposition P K Naik of the BJP, expressing concern over the massive forest fire, wrote in a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, “It is a […]

Forest Fires In Odisha Double Up In 24 Hours, Similipal Under Control

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government claims to have brought the overall forest fire situation in the State under control, a release by the chairman of the newly formed Task Force presented a completely different picture on Thursday. As per the statement released by the Task Force chairman, Sandeep Tripathy, forest fires have been witnessed […]

Watch Woman Forest Guard Dancing To The Tune Of Rain In Similipal

Mayurbhanj: Shock, fear and sadness had gripped Odisha following the wildfire in Similipal biosphere reserve. However, mother nature finally came to the rescue on Wednesday when it poured the much needed rain in several parts of the forest from light to moderate. Amid the ongoing battle against the protracted wildfire, the video of a woman […]

Similipal fire: Centre rushes 3-member expert team to help Odisha govt
Similipal fire: Centre rushes 3-member expert team to help Odisha govt

New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that a three-member experts team has been sent to Odisha to help the state government in controlling the unprecedented forest fire in Similipal National Park. The panel will tender expert technical advice for early dousing of the forest fires, Javadekar tweeted. The expert team consists […]

Similipal Fire: Central Panel To Provide Technical Assistance In Containing Blaze

New Delhi: A Central empowered committee will visit Odisha tomorrow to assess the wildfire situation and provide technical assistance to State officials in containing the blaze in Similipal biosphere reserve and other forests. Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has directed the panel comprising experts from the Forest Research Institute, forest conservationists and fire […]

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Similipal Fire: Bhanja Sena Observes 9-Hour Mayurbhanj Bandh Protesting Administrative Failure

Baripada: Alleging lackadaisical approach by the Odisha government and forest department, the Bhanja Sena, a local outfit on Wednesday is observing nine-hour Mayurbhanj shutdown in protest against the government’s failure in gaining control over the forest flames in Similipal biosphere reserve for over a fortnight. The impact of the bandh has been felt across the […]

Similipal Wildfire: Terrified Deer Takes Cover In Village As Park Burns

Baripada: The raging wildfire in the Similipal biosphere reserve in Mayurbhanj district has forced the wildlife to enter human settlements even as Odisha’s Forest Department Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on Monday claimed that animals in the core areas of the national park were safe. The unprecedented wildlife emergency in the park was witnessed on Monday […]

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 […]

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Similipal Fire: Baripada DFO Cancels Staff Leaves, Warns Of Immediate Arrest For Setting Forest Ablaze

Baripada (Mayurbhanj): The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) on Sunday cancelled leaves of all forest staff under the division even as fresh reports of fire incidents have been reported from over 20 points under Udala, Dujura, Bangiriposi, Rasgovindpur ranges closed to Similipal biosphere reserve in the district. Leaves of all the staff under Baripada division have […]

Fire Reported At Khandagiri Hills In Bhubaneswar
Fire Reported At Khandagiri Hills In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of raging fire in Similipal National Park which has become a major cause of concern, another wildfire was reported from Khandagiri hills in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, the fire at the hill, a popular tourist destination, began at 5 pm today. The blaze reportedly spread to about five acres of […]

Not Just Similipal, 394 More Forests Are Burning In Odisha Since Past 3 Days

Mayurbhanj/Bhubaneswar: At a time when the entire State is concerned about the spread of fire in Similipal biosphere reserve in Mayurbhanj district, the Forest Survey of India (FSI) has said that 394 other forest areas in Odisha are also in the grip of fire. As per the FSI, forest fire has been reported from 395 […]

Odisha Govt Sends Team
Odisha Sends Team To Control Fire In Similipal

Bhubaneswar: As fire continued to ravage the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, the state government on Wednesday sent a high-level team to the spot to examine the forest fire situation and control the raging inferno. Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) and other […]

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Wildfire Rages In Similipal: Voices Grow Louder For Central, State Govt Intervention

Bhubaneswar: With wildfire engulfing a large chunk of forest area in the Similipal Tiger Reserve for the past several days, noted personalities from the State on Tuesday sought the attention of the central and State governments to take urgent action to curb the blaze from further destroying the reserve. Union PNG and Steel Minister Dharmendra […]