Forest Survey of India

Headquartered in Dehradun, Forest Survey of India was set up in 1981 under the aegis of the Union Environment Ministry. Its function is to periodically monitor changes occurring in forest and land resources and provide data for national planning, conservation and sustainable development. It conducts biennial survey on forest covers. According to the recent FSI data, at least 5,291 forest fires were recorded in Odisha between February 22 and March 1 this year.

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