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CM Reviews Wildfire Situation in Similipal

CM Reviews Wildfire Situation in Similipal


Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed wildfire situation at Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) through the video conference.

He has directed the concerned authorities to initiate all preventive measures to control it.

Senior forest officials have apprised the CM about the blaze which has been brought under control. No lives have been lost.

A comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure has also been issued to field functionaries to control the fire, said Additional Chief Secretary, Dr. Mona Sharma.

Meanwhile, PCCF Wildlife is closely monitoring the situation at the spot.

The Similipal forest is spread over an area of 2,750 square kilometers.

The State government has sent a high-level team to the spot to assess the situation.

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