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ORIENTATION CAMP ON FOREST FIRE HELD IN BALANGIR Saturday, 04 March 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
ORIENTATION CAMP ON FOREST FIRE HELD IN BALANGIR
Saturday, 04 March 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
To remain alert and be prepared to fight forest fire a one-day orientation camp of forest guards, foresters and VSS members of Hari Shankar forest range, lathor forest range and Patnagarh forest range was organised at Hari Shankar on Wednesday.
“We are getting daily input from satellite from Bhubaneswar office and fire dousing squad is immediately pressed into service when an incident occurs,” said a forest official here.
Among others, DFO Rashmi Ranjan Naik, scribe Sudhir Mishra, ACF NK Jaysingh, Patnagarh range officer Banmali Sahu and Harishankar range officer Dinabandhu Meher spoke on different aspects of forest fire and how to tackle it. They sought the cooperation of people to tackle fire properly.
Fire officials of Khaprakhol demonstrated as to how to extinguish fire.
VSS members stressed on better cooperation from forest officials, re-organisation of VSS in some places, more publicity on how to tackle forest fire in village area and involvement of local youths. So far 126 forest fire incidents have been reported in Balangir district, said forest sources.