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Forest Survey of India

The Forest Survey of India is located at Dehradun and its four zonal offices are located at Shimla, Kolkata, Nagpur and Bangalore. Precursor to the FSI was “Pre-investment Survey of Forest Resources” (PISFR). The PISFR project was initiated in 1965 by the Government of India with the sponsorship of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and ..

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FSI Report on Tiger Safari Project in Corbett Tiger Reserve

Thousands of trees were illegally cut down in the Corbett Tiger Reserve by the Uttarakhand government for the implementation of a safari project. Key facts A survey by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) revealed that 6,093 trees were illegally cut down in the Corbett Tiger Reserve for the Pakhro tiger safari project. Only 163 ..

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CEEW Study on Forest Fires

A study released by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has found that in the past two decades the intensity and frequency of forest fires, as well as an increase in the number of months in which forest fires occur, have increased. Overview: The study is titled ‘Managing Forest Fires in a Changing ..

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Sariska Tiger Reserve-Rise in Tigers

The Habitat management was launched in Sariska Tiger Reserve around June 2020. This has increased the number of tigers in the region. The tiger population in the reserve has increased to 25. Under habitat management, water holes and grasslands were developed. Other recent changes New routes have been opened for the tourists. The routes were ..

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Forest Fire in Mizoram

The Indian Air Force recently deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters equipped with Bambi Bucket to control the forest fires. The forest fires have been raging in the hills of south Mizoram. Most Fire Prone Zones The Lunglei and Aizwal of Mizoram where the forest fires are currently raging is the most fire-prone zone in India according ..

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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 ..

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FSI: 21.4% of forest cover prone to forest fires

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released India State of Forest Report, 2019. The report predominantly talks about forest cover in the country. The report also mentions about forest fires in the country. Highlights of forest fire According to the report, 21.4% of Indian forests are prone to forest fires. The report ..

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