Odisha deploys 7 ODRAF teams to douse forest fires


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday took measures to combat the risk of wildfires in vulnerable forests by deploying seven teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF).

The ODRAF teams have been deployed in Baliguda, Phulbani, Rayagada, Bonai, Kalahandi South, Similipal South, and Paralakhemundi forest divisions to douse the wildfire as per the request of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.

The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Debidutta Biswal assured that the wildfire incidents are now under control and all necessary measures have been taken.

The SRC office has written a letter to the additional DGP (law & order) to carry the required equipment to manage forest fires along with PPE kits. Overall, 370 squads have been deployed by the forest department to douse the fire in the state.

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