These days, Uttarakhand is getting blown by the fire in the forests (Uttarakhand Forest Fire). The forest wealth of crores of the state has been destroyed due to the fire in the forests.
These days, Uttarakhand is getting blown by the fire in the forests (Uttarakhand Forest Fire). The forest wealth of crores of the state has been destroyed due to the fire in the forests. The state government has enlisted the help of the Air Force to extinguish the fire. Air Force helicopters are trying to extinguish the forest fires by filling water from the Tehri dam. The fire in the forests is now reaching the residential areas as well. People living in villages close to the forests burning in the fire are living in panic. According to the statistics of the forest department, 85 more forest incidents were reported in the state in the last 24 hours, in which 165.45 hectares of forest was burnt.
This is not the first time that the forests of the state are getting razed, every time during the summer days Uttarakhand forests are frequently set on fire, and the damage to property and property is also lost. Meanwhile, the Tirath government of the state has adopted a unique method to save the forests.
According to a news published in Amar Ujala newspaper, to save the forests from fire, the government will adopt the path of rewards along with punishments. The forest department has been instructed to file a case against the nominee or unknown. At the same time, the team that will first extinguish the fire will be given a prize of one lakh rupees.
According to the report, Forest Minister Dr. Harak Singh Rawat says that one lakh rupees prize will be given to the team that comes first in each division. The problem of forestry in the state is getting worse, but the forest department is not able to catch the fire-fighters and is also failing to extinguish the fire. To solve both these problems, the Forest Ministry has decided to adopt a policy of encouragement with fear.
The first fire extinguishing team will get a prize of Rs 1 lakh
Forest Minister Dr. Harak Singh Rawat said that the award will be given to increase public participation in extinguishing the fire. A prize of Rs 1 lakh each will be given to the team who are at the forefront of extinguishing the fire in each division.
According to the report, incentive money will be given to 39 teams in all 39 divisions of the state. While 51-51 thousand will be given to the four teams who are in second place and Rs 31-31 thousand will be given as prizes to the 10 teams who remain in third place.
Civil and Soyam Forest Division will also have the right to file a case
According to the report, the officers of Civil and Soyam Forest Division will also get the right to register cases against those who damage the forest like the Reserve Forest Division. In fact, Civil and Soyam Divisional Forest Officer Sohan Lal brought the matter to the notice of the Forest Minister that a case has to be lodged at Patwari Chowki to file a case against those who set fire to the forest.
Whereas in case of fire in Reserve Forest area, a case is registered in the respective range On which the Minister said that by issuing an early mandate, the Civil and Soyam Forest Division will also be given powers to register a case. As long as this arrangement is done, cases will be lodged in the Revenue Police Post. District collectors will be directed for cooperation.
Air Force helicopters engaged in extinguishing Vanagni in Uttarakhand, 85 more flames
Indian Air Force helicopters sprayed water in the affected areas on Monday to control the fire that was raging in the forests of Uttarakhand. In the last 24 hours 85 more incidents of Vanagni were recorded.
Giving information about the use of the helicopter in extinguishing the fire, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat also shared videos in this regard on social media in which the Indian Air Force Mi-I helicopter is seen flying after taking water from the Tehri lake.
Seeing the increase in the incidents of forestry in the state, Chief Minister Tirath Singh had requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah for help on Sunday, after which he immediately sent two helicopters. While assuring the state of all possible help, Shah said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams would also be given to the state if needed.
In the initial phase of the exercise which was started to extinguish the fire by helicopter, the fire was extinguished in the forests of Adwani and Tamiyar under the Narendranagar range of Narendranagar forest division of Tehri district of Garhwal region on Monday.
Chief Minister and Forest Minister Harak Singh Rawat was supervised and coordinated by Chief Conservator of Forests (Garhwal) SK Patnaik, during this campaign to extinguish the fire which started at 10 am along with helicopter crew Dharm Singh Meena, Divisional Forest Officer of Narendra Nagar. .
Vanagni was controlled by spraying about 10,000 liters of water in the affected forests by filling a 5,000 liter bucket of water from the Tehri lake. The operation continued till noon but due to unfavorable weather it had to be stopped. It will be started again on Tuesday morning.
Jungle fire could not be extinguished in Kumaon region
On the other hand, due to reduced visibility in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, the task of extinguishing the fire could not be done by helicopter. Tejaswini Patil Dhakte, Chief Conservator of Forests of Kumaon Division, said that the density of smoke in the atmosphere was very high and due to this the helicopter did not get the required visibility to fly.
According to the statistics of the forest department, 85 more forest incidents were recorded in the state in the last 24 hours, in which 165.45 hectares of forest was burnt.
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