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High-level panel to deal with wildfire menace in Odisha

8/03/2021 at 2:54 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 8: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has constituted a task force on ‘Forest Fire Management’ in the state under the chairmanship of Dr Sandeep Tripathy, Ex-PCCF and HoFF, Odisha.

The high-level panel will review of on-going Forest Fire incidence, causes and immediate containment and will suggest measures for augmentation of existing Fire Management Protocols including Geomatics based Fire Alert System.

Besides, the task-forece will recommend suggestions for improved community participation in Fire Management and Prevention.

The panel will also conduct post assessment of forest fire affected area, loss to wildlife, biodiversity and suggest appropriate measures for augmentation and give suggestions for improvement of SOP for Fire Prevention and Management in State to prevent and restrain such fire occurrences.

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