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Odisha forest fires: Centre to send an expert committee to provide technical assistance

The Centre on Wednesday said it will send an expert committee to Odisha to provide technical assistance for effective management of forest fire incidents in the state.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 March 2021 8:44 AM GMT

The Centre on Wednesday said it will send an expert committee to Odisha to provide technical assistance for effective management of forest fire incidents in the state. Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar said this in a statement after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP MPs from Odisha met him in the national cpaital. A memorandum seeking Javadekar's personal intervention in containment of fire in Simlipal national park and other forests in the state was submitted by the delegation.

"@moefcc is sending a committee of experts to Odisha to give technical advise & help out state forest dept. in effective management of forest fire incidents in the region," tweeted Javadekar. He further tweeted that the experts will work in coordination with the deployed team for early and effective dousing of fire. "Will be reviewing the situation with my team at @moefcc on a daily basis," he said.

In the memorandum, the BJP MPs said it is critical to address these ongoing forest fires immediately with swift and coordinated action between the Central and state forest departments while coming up with a long-term plan for prevention and mitigation of further forest fires in Odisha. (IANS)

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