Uttarakhand forest fire NDRF teams sent to control blaze, PMO assures help

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday sought information on fires in forests in Uttarakhand from the state government and assured all possible relief.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday sought information on fires in forests in Uttarakhand from the state government and assured all possible relief released in press report.

Center deployed three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Saturday to control forest fires in Uttarakhand that have destroyed nearly 1900 hectares of forest land in 13 districts since February, State government said it is really very big loss to their Natural resources.

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NDRF Three teams comprising 135 personnel deployed to control fire in Uttarakhand forests. O.P. Singh, Director General of NDRF has said the operation has begun.

The governor also ordered that three National Disaster Response Force to douse the flames and conduct rescue operations.

Reports say the NDRF companies will launch relief operations in affected areas soon. Chief Secretary Shatrughna Singh said said our priority is to save wildlife, for relief operations, IG Sanjay Gunjyal will coordinates with the NDRF teams, and also concerned with district magistrates and Principal Conservator of Forest.

KK Paul has doubled the number of personnel 3000 to 6000 deployed in the affected areas, and he told all agencies including NDRF, contribute their bit of help to control it.

As so far 48 cases of forest fire have been reported in Corbett Tiger Reserve and Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, totally destroying 260.9 hectares. From the early February, 922 cases of forest fire incidents have occurred in the state.

The areas like Pauri, Tehri and Nainital have been worst-affected by these fires as they abound in Cheed and Sal trees as of now.

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