Odisha Govt Forms State Level Task Force for Forest Fire Prevention and Management

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today formed a state level task force for the improvement of SOP for the prevention and management of forest fire in the State.

Nine-member task force, constituted by the Forest and Environment Department under the chairmanship of IFS Dr. Sandeep Tripathi, will review the ongoing forest fire incidence, causes and immediate containment.

The team will suggest measures for augmentation of existing fire management protocols including geomatics based fire alert system and also recommend suggestions for improved community participation in fire management and prevention.

The task force will also conduct post assessment of forest fire affected area, loss to wildlife, biodiversity and suggest appropriate measures for augmentation.

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