Jeypore, Mar 13: A woman sarpanch in Odisha’s Koraput has stepped out of the comforts and accompanied local residents in fighting the raging forest blaze.
The sarpanch of Bhampuni gram panchayat, Pratima Nayak was seen engaged in dousing the raging fire at a forest near Phampuni in Koraput district.
According to reports, some unidentified miscreants had set the forest on fire to hunt wild animals. On being informed about the incident, Pratima alerted the fire department personnel about the fire mishap. Later she, along with some local incident rushed to the forest and initiated a fire fighting.
She also held a meeting with the local residents to create awareness about man-made forest fire and urged them to work together for the conservation of forests.