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Forest Fires have become more frequent this year as compared to the past

Forest Fires are not just confined to countries like United States of America (California, 2020), Brazil (Amazon forest, 2019-2020) or Australia (2019-20); they happen every year across many states in India too. Media reports suggest that Forest Fires have taken place in the recent months in Odisha's Simlipal National Park, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, among other states. Forest Fires have also been reported this year in Nagaland-Manipur border (Dzukou Valley),...

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Forest Fires in India: Alerts since April 1 nearly double that of 2020 -Dakshiani Palicha

-Down to Earth The country reported 82,170 VIIRS alerts in the fortnight till April 14; Uttarakhand sees significant jump in number   India recorded 82,170 forest fire alerts from April 1-14, 2021 nearly double the number reported during the same period past year, according to Global Forest Watch (GFW), an open-source monitoring application. The country reported 43,031 alerts during the corresponding fortnight in 2020, according to GFW data using Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer...

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Himachal Pradesh Gears Up After Forest Fires In Uttarakhand -Ashwani Sharma

-Outlook India Himachal's forest department has already activated a satellite-based Fire Tracking System. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) of Himachal Pradesh, Dr Savita has alerted against Forest Fires in the state after Uttarakhand saw a raging forest fire. Forest Fires in some districts of Himachal, like Solan and Mandi, have already been doused in the last 48 hours. The state’s forest department has already activated a satellite-based fire tracking system which is...

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Explained: Why Forest Fires break out in the spring, and why they have been so frequent this year -Anjali Marar

-The Indian Express Since the start of 2021, there has been a series of Forest Fires in Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland-Manipur border, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat, including in wildlife sanctuaries. Uttarakhand has witnessed over 1,000 incidents of forest fire over the last six months, including 45 in the last 24 hours alone, and has reached out to the Centre for helicopters and personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). At least...

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45 Forest Fires in 24 hrs, Uttarakhand reaches out to Centre -Lalmani Verma

-The Indian Express Union Home Minister Amit Shah posted on Twitter that he has been briefed about the situation by Rawat and that directions have been issued to send the equipment and personnel needed. Dehradun: WITH OVER 1,000 incidents of forest fire reported over the last six months, including 45 in the last 24 hours alone, Uttarakhand Sunday reached out to the Centre for helicopters and personnel from the National Disaster Response...

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