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Simlipal Forest Fire: Experts To Help Odisha Government, Says Minister

Simlipal forest hearth picture shared on Twitter on March 3

New Delhi:

In the wake of a raging forest hearth in Odisha’s Simlipal National Park for over per week, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday mentioned a committee of specialists is being despatched to assist the state authorities handle such incidents within the area. Announcing the choice on Twitter, Mr Javadekar additionally mentioned that he mentioned the forest hearth with Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan and different parliamentarians from Odisha.

A large hearth devastated huge tracts of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district and different wildlife habitats close by, elevating concern amongst environmental activists over its attainable impression. The Odisha authorities on Tuesday claimed that no life was misplaced within the forest hearth and that 95 per cent of the hearth factors have been extinguished or no less than attended to.

“Today, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and other MPs from Odisha met me regarding the forest fire in Simlipal National Park and nearby. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is sending a committee of experts to Odisha to give technical advise and help out the state forest department in effective management of forest fire incidents in the region,” Mr Javadekar tweeted.

He mentioned the specialists will coordinate with groups deployed on the bottom and assist in dousing the blaze. “The experts will work in coordination with the deployed team” and assessment the state of affairs with the ministry every day.

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