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  • NDMA to conduct first mock exercise on forest fire

    NDMA to conduct first mock exercise on forest fire

    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct its first mock exercise on forest fires covering all districts of Uttarakhand, an official here said on Wednesday. NDMA, the apex body of the disaster management in the country, will conduct the drill with the help of National and State Disaster Response Forces and other departments of …

    April 19, 2017
  • Jungles of Kargudi

    Jungles of Kargudi

    The controlled burning of the grass and undershrub that was a feature of the jungles of Kargudi (in the Nilgiris) each summer, had been suspended for two years, with the result that late last February, when the fire spread into the area from around, it was somewhat uncontrolled and fierce. In April I found the …

    February 4, 2017