On the occasion, authorities of the Forest Survey of India (F.S.I.) revealed that Uttarakhand reported 12,985 wildfire incidents between November 2021 and June 2022.
DEHRADUN, August 18, 2022 (TBNN)
In a conference held at Forest Headquarters in Dehradun on Wednesday, ecologists, scientists and environmentalists deliberated on ways to tackle forest fires in western Himalayas.
The conference titled Forest Fires in western Himalayas, blending science, technology and traditional knowledge was organised by Dehradun-based Centre for Ecology Development and Research (C.E.D.A.R.).
Speaking at the event, Ecologist S.P. Singh said despite several forest fire incidents in Uttarakhand, college students don’t learn anything about it. Forest fires should be made a part of the college curriculum in Uttarakhand. This would spread awareness and encourage people to tackle them effectively, he underlined.
Several other activists laid emphasis on adopting best practices to check forest fire incidents.