TNPSC Thervupettagam

Forest fire in Uttarakhand

May 12 , 2024 38 days 166 0
  • The fire, in the upper reaches of a hill in the Dhumakot area of Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district.
  • It is among the latest of 998 incidents of forest fires recorded by the state’s forest department since November 2023.
  • 68 of those between May 6 and 7 alone.
  • Last season, the state recorded 773 such fires.
  • The Indian Air Force deployed its Mi17 V5 helicopters to Bambi Bucket operations to provide relief.
  • This specialized firefighting technique involves suspending a container beneath a helicopter, filling it from a water source, and then releasing it over the fire zone.
  • Bambi Buckets are vital for tackling wildfires in inaccessible areas.
  • To prevent the forest fire, the government is working on the ‘Pirul Lao-Paise Pao’ (bring pine leaves and get money) mission.

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