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Dept begins to prepare for future forest fires

DNMUM427592 | 12/7/2018 | Author : Virat A Singh | WC :404


Even as officials from Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) said that they have begun their preparations to fight forest fires much in advance this year, wildlife activists have urged forest department to also set up a team comprising of trained volunteers for help during such fires.
“Though the fire in Goregaon hillocks was on a private area, our staff of 40 people helped the fire brigade officials to contain the fire quickly. After the incident, we decided to begin our own preparations to manage forest fires in and around SGNP from now itself, which normally begins in February,” said Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) and Director of SGNP Anwar Ahmed.
Ahmed shared that he has already put a 300-member team of fire watch
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