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Uttarakhand Forest burnt less than last year

Forest Fire season 2022 This year, the first one and a half months of the fire season was not much worrisome for the Forest Department. But from the beginning of April the situation got out of control. However, the forest department considers human intervention to be the reason for more than 90 percent of fire incidents.

Jagran Correspondent, Haldwani: The time from February 15 to June 15 is very challenging for the Forest Department. Due to the continuous rise in mercury, the scope of forest fires increases. In the last four months, 3416.2 hectares of forest had come under fire in Uttarakhand.

The situation looks somewhat better when compared to last year. In 2021, 3943 hectares of forest were burnt in fire incidents. At the same time, the Forest Department says that the fire season will be considered over only after the monsoon arrives. Whereas earlier this period was considered till June 15 only.

The first one and a half months of the fire season this year was not much worrisome for the forest department. But from the beginning of April the situation got out of control. However, the forest department considers human intervention to be the reason for more than 90 percent of fire incidents.

In the month of April alone, 2702 hectares of forest was burnt. But as soon as May started, the rainy season also started. Due to which the amount of moisture in the forest increased. Simultaneously, the incidence and scope of fire also decreased. Till June 15, 3416.2 hectares of forest has been damaged in the state.

In this, 6602 trees were also damaged. The loss in the forest of Garhwal division is less as compared to Kumaon. At the same time, environmental damage of more than 89 lakhs has been done in different incidents so far.

Chief Conservator of Forests Nishant Verma said that at present the fire incidents are under control. But till the onset of monsoon, the fire season will be taken seriously. So that there is no harm in the forests.

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