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Dzuko Wildfire At Manipur Border Raging, Choppers, NDRF Teams Rushed

Dzukou Valley wildfire: One NDRF workforce, four IAF choppers have been despatched to assist 200 firefighters in Manipur.


A workforce from the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), and three extra Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters will likely be pressed in, from immediately, to assist the bottom forces in Manipur include the Dzukou Valley wildfire that began on December 29. The centre has assured all vital assist to fight the huge blaze that began in Nagaland 4 days in the past and has since unfold to its neighbouring state.

“Just received a call from Union Home Minister Amit Shah to assess and discuss the situation about the wildfire at Dzukou Valley. Mr Shah has assured all the necessary assistance from the Home Ministry to contain the situation at earliest,” Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh mentioned.

On Saturday, the centre airlifted an NDRF workforce to the Manipur facet of Dzukou Valley the place over 200 firefighters of the state fireplace service are on floor battling the blaze.

The IAF, which has despatched a complete of 4 Mi-17V5 helicopters to the location, additionally began reduction operations this morning.

According to officers, state’s firefighters have been capable of partially management the forest fireplace within the picturesque Dzukou Valley. But, the wildfire on the southern facet is but to be introduced beneath management, they added.

“The wildfire on the eastern side of the Dzukou Valley, spreading from Mount Khungho towards Mon, has been brought under control,” Mr Singh mentioned.

Officials of each state, Nagaland and Manipur, have claimed that by now the wildfire is predicted to have destroyed a lot of the pristine forest, and harmed the wealthy biodiversity of the valley, which is a globally well-known trekking website.


The Dzukou Valley ranges between Nagaland and Manipur. The forest fireplace had began earlier this week from the Nagaland facet of the forest and shifted to the Manipur facet.

After the fireplace unfold, the Manipur Government had sought the help of the Indian Army and the NDRF. On Thursday, the Manipur Chief Minister had performed an aerial survey.

A day later, when the fireplace couldn’t be introduced beneath management by the state forest and fireplace service officers, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had known as the chief minister.

Nagaland Governor RN Ravi had additionally visited the location on Wednesday.

The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority is but to verify the reason for the wildfire.

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