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PEOPLE SHOULD COMBAT FOREST FIRES UNITED’ Wednesday, 08 February 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar 1
PEOPLE SHOULD COMBAT FOREST FIRES UNITED’
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Vanasurakshya Samiti (VSS) members of Bijalimunda and Asurmunda Kalijharan and villagers of Khujenpali participated in a sensitisation workshop here on Tuesday on the devastating consequences of forest fire and how to tackle it.
Honorary wildlife warden of Balangir and district correspondent of The Pioneer Sudhir Mishra explained in detail about the forest fire and its devastating consequences on soil and ecology. Mishra called upon people to fight in a united manner to save the existing forest resources and animals which are under stressed conditions. A total of 48 villages have been identified as forest fire prone prone to forest fire and at least 13 villages have records of forest fire incidents in the district, he informed further.
Range Officer of Balangir Forest Range BC Roul spoke on creation of fire line and explained the cause of forest fire. Roul called upon the villagers to make their village free from forest fire incidents. The Forest Guards and villagers shared their previous experience and how they tackled forest fires. Among others, Forester Dhruba Bagarti also spoke.