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Himachal Pradesh set up satellite tracking system to check forest fire

May 27, 2015 15:15 IST

State forest department of Himachal Pradesh has set up the satellite tracking system to check the forest fire incidents during summer season. The system was launched with an aim to preserve the precious forest fire incidents during summer season.

In case of any fire incident, the forest officials will immediately receive SMS on their mobiles.

Apart from this, the department also launched an awareness campaign across the state to protect forests from fire in which local people will be involved to detect the fire incidents.

Forest cover of the Himachal Pradesh is one of the biggest wealth and identification of the hill state which faces forest fire as one of the biggest challenge and threat during the summer season. This satellite tracking system may help the state to keep on a vigil on the fire incidents in its forests.

Besides, 700 participatory committees had been constituted, more than 90 water tanks constructed and nearly 100 watch towers had been erected so that the people could easily detect fire incidents.

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