A fire broke out in another part of the Sariska Tiger Reserve forest area on Sunday evening. This time there is a fire in the Tahla area of the forest. Since the information about the fire, efforts are being made continuously to extinguish the fire with Helicopters and the fire brigade. The situation is under control as compared to yesterday. Conservator of Forests and Field Directror RN Meena and DFO Sudarshan Sharma are present on the spot. At the same time, forest workers, nature guides, NGO personnel, and disaster management team are doing rescue. This time also the fire is spread over an area of two to three square kilometres. However, the fire is expected to be brought under control by this evening.
Let us tell you that summer has wreaked havoc on the forest and wildlife. Due to this, all Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force) and National Tiger Conservation Authority(NTCA) have been alerted. At present, information about the fire has come to light at 56 places in 9 out of 52 Tiger Reserves of the country including Sariska.
The maximum fire has been reported at 27 places in Melghat, 13 places in Palamu, Sariska 4, 3-3 places in Bandhavgarh, Satpura, Achanakmar, one place each in Indravati, Panna, Dandeli-Anshi. There are lakhs of wildlife in all these Tiger Reserves. With the increase in heat, there may be an incident of fire in other reserves as well. In such a situation, the teams of the forest department have been instructed to remain alert.
It is worth noting that five days ago, there was a fire in the forest of Sariska. Due to this, the administration had to get two army helicopters. The fire was brought under control by the administration by two helicopters in 48 hours. Along with this, the villagers had also fully cooperated with the administration in extinguishing the fire.