TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
NDMA conducts its first ever mock exercise on forest fire in Uttarakhand
National disaster management Authority(NDMA) has conducted the first ever mock exercise on Forest fire in Uttarakhand to help improve preparedness and response mechanism in the event of forest fire.
Exercsise will help to reduce damage caused by forest fires because atleast 3,500 hectares of forest were destroyed due to fires and 1600 fires incidents were noted in last summer.
Significance of Exercise:
- The Exercise is important in Uttarakhand since the state has 70% of forest cover and incident of forest fires are common phenomenon.
- The Exercise was conducted simultaneously at various locations, like residential areas adjoining forests in different types of forests and varying degrees of severity of forest fires.
- It was conducted in coordination with fire, forest, Army, health, police, National disaster response force and State Disaster Response Force and civil defense agencies.