STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Jeypore division forest fire-free: Forest department

While forest fires are raging across the State, the Forest department in Jeypore has heaved a sigh of relief after managing to put out all fire points in Jeypore division.

Published: 19th March 2021 11:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2021 11:12 AM   |  A+A-

A fire fighter dousing the flames at Tapajodi forest in Jeypore forest division | Express

By Express News Service

JEYPORE:  While forest fires are raging across the State, the Forest department in Jeypore has heaved a sigh of relief after managing to put out all fire points in Jeypore division. The division comprises five blocks - Jeypore, Kundra, Boipariguda, Kotpad anf Borrigumma.  

Sources said, forest authorities had detected 108 fire points in Jeypore, Kundra, Boipariguda, Borrigumma, Kotpad and Gupteswar forest ranges in the past 15 days. But with concerted efforts by both forest staff and locals, all fire points  have been extinguished and now, there is none across the division including private lands as of now. 

Reportedly, participation of tribals from Chitikasil, Kosakendu, Jatia Guda, Bendla, Kusmpadar, Mandra Hadisil, Ankarguda and Kathragada villages has played a vital role in the dousing of forest fires in the region. 

Meanwhile, massive awareness campaigns on forest fire is underway in the division to avert further occurrences. DFO NSJP Singh confirmed that the division is forest fire-free at present. “ Forest staff and local volunteers are guarding all susceptible areas. The division has the lowest forest fire incidence compared to other districts in the State,” he said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp