Monday, March 6, 2017

MEET ON FOREST FIRE PREVENTION HELD Tuesday, 07 March 2017 |

MEET ON FOREST FIRE PREVENTION HELD

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

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A one-day workshop on how to prevent forest fire was held at Bongomunda in Balangir district on Sunday. Assistant Conservator of Forests Goutam Naik explained the cause of forest fire and how to deal with it.
DFO Rashmi Ranjan Naik highlighted how seriously the Government is taking the forest fire issue and how it is being monitored by satellite and information sent to the ground level. Naik expressed displeasure over the poor performance of ground staff and told them to improve their performance.
Balangir Pioneer correspondent and Honorary Wildlife Warden Sudhir Mishra spoke on the disastrous consequences of forest fire and stressed the need to prevent it.
VSS members and others present suggested holding sensitisation meeting with villagers by January, supply special shoes to wear during forest fire fighting, protective glasses, a kit bag containing emergency medicine and water.  Among others, Bongomunda, Muribahal and Kantabanji Range Officers were present.

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