Pointing out that wildfires have increased in the district causing large-scale destruction of forests, people in the region are warned that if the burning of trees continues, water supply sources will be adversely affected and there will be water crisis the district which is already reeling under acute shortage of water.
District forest officer Tamenglong Kh Hitler Singh warned that if the burning of trees continues, water supply sources will be adversely affected
A massive wildfire which reportedly burned a huge area of forest areas at Dailong village on Friday has been raging unabated and spreading further to other hill ranges in the district
Sources said that the wildfire is believed to have started from the Barak river side.
The fire broke out at the Prayer Mountain in the Gadai range of Tamenglong district in Manipur on Sunday evening.
The forest officials to be stationed at the reserved forest for about a month until the forest fire season comes to an end.
Biren said at the 187th Death Anniversary of Maharaj Gambhir Singh that the state government has started working on constructing a permanent structure at the two base camps of Dzukou Valley.
The CM opined that the TPO and SAPO should make all-out effort to arrive at an amicable settlement of the disputed area on the Nagaland and Manipur border.
It is likely to take a few days to bring the raging inferno under control as high velocity winds hamper fire-fighting work.
The Indian Army is providing its aviation base for launch of bambi bucket operations and coordinating ground support, air traffic control and air space management.
The wildfire in Dzuko Valley in Manipur-Nagaland border started on December 29 evening and has, so far, destroyed over 200 acres of Mount Iso Range.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the wildfire which started on the Nagaland side has crossed Mount AsIi, the highest peak of Manipur.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday conducted an aerial survey of Dzuko valley in Senapati District.