New Delhi: Within the wake of a forest fireplace raging in Odisha’s Simlipal Nationwide Park for over per week, Union Setting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday mentioned a committee of specialists is being despatched to assist the state authorities handle such incidents within the area.
Asserting it on Twitter, Javadekar additionally mentioned he met Union Minister of Petroleum and Pure Fuel Dharmendra Pradhan and different parliamentarians from Odisha concerning the forest fireplace.
An enormous fireplace has ripped by way of huge tracts of Simlipal Nationwide Park in Mayurbhanj district and different wildlife habitats close by, elevating concern amongst wildlife and environmental activists over its potential affect.
The Odisha authorities on Tuesday claimed that no life was misplaced within the forest blaze and that 95 per cent of the hearth factors have been extinguished or no less than attended to.
“Right this moment, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and different MPs from Odisha met me concerning forest fireplace in Simlipal Nationwide Park and close by. The Ministry of Setting, Forest and Local weather Change is sending a committee of specialists to Odisha to provide technical advise and assist out the state forest division in efficient administration of forest fireplace incidents within the area,” Javadekar tweeted on Wednesday.
He mentioned the specialists will coordinate with groups deployed on the bottom and assist in dousing the blaze successfully.?
“The specialists will work in coordination with the deployed staff for an early and efficient dousing of fireplace. Will likely be reviewing the state of affairs with my staff on the Ministry of Setting, Forest and Local weather Change each day,” he mentioned in one other tweet.