Forest fire has been in place since a fortnight
The truth is that for almost a fortnight, there have been fires at more than a dozen places in the forests of Mt. The fire has now taken a formidable form due to the lack of control on the part of the department in time. Due to which a large number of forest resources are being damaged along with many animals and animals are also dying. On Thursday night, the fire took a formidable form in the direction of Chhupaveri, Bagh Nala, Seven Ghoom, Pillar number 20, Hanumanji temple and Arna area. The employees and laborers of the department made efforts to douse the fire overnight. Although they were successful in controlling the fire in many places, but on Friday day too, fire was seen in dozens of places. Efforts to put out the fire are on.
The fire brigade reached itself inviting the accident
The forest department has a mini fire engine to control the fire. When the fire is not brought under control, the municipality's large fire brigade is called. However, at 9 o'clock on Thursday night, the fire brigade vehicle of the municipality reached the spot without any lights. Without the light it also seemed to invite the accident. In fact, due to not taking proper care of it for five years, it has also become sick.
Officials excuse, lack of resources
According to the officials of the department, the forest of Mount is spread over 32 thousand hectares. The department is grappling with shortage of resources and forest personnel. There are more than a dozen nakas in the department. There is only one wireless set. The information about the fire in the forest is either received from the people or when smoke is seen only the information is given to the higher authorities through wireless. Sometimes the team reaches the spot to douse the fire without even knowing the location. Sometimes it takes several days to put out the fire. It also becomes difficult to arrange water and food for the firefighters and laborers. The department has informed the government many times about the budget and lack of resources, but the result was not achieved. As a result, the forest is suffering huge damage due to forest fire.
Hundreds of personnel, but failure to extinguish the fire
Despite the department having an army of more than a hundred personnel including forest workers, forest friends, forest laborers and associates, not controlling the fire can be called apathy of the department or negligence of the officials. The possibility of increasing fire incidents during the scorching heat in June cannot be ruled out.
leaving the summer festival, the chairman of the municipality reached to extinguish the fire
It will also be interesting to say that despite organizing a three-day summer festival, on Friday, the Municipal President Jitu Rana left all the programs and went out with his team to douse the fire. He told that now he will return from the forest only after extinguishing the fire. Let us tell you that before coming to power as the President of the Municipality, Jitu Rana used to do the work of extinguishing fire in the Forest Department on daily wages. Jitu Rana and his team, who specialize in extinguishing the fire on the basis of indigenous technology, had made a record of extinguishing the horrific fire in the year-2017 as well.
There is fire in many places. Some people are setting fire because of superstition. Efforts are on to control the fire. Soon the fire will be extinguished.
- Vijayshankar Pandey, DFO, Mount Abu
We were coming to Mount Abu at night. As soon as we started climbing up from Taleti, seeing a lot of smoke and flames, we came back down and did the night halt at Aburoad itself. Reached Mt in the morning.
- Sunil Patel and Pinky Patel, Sailani, Mehsana