Forest Survey of India Current Affairs, GK & News

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.

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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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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India State of Forest Report, 2019: Key Findings

On 30th December 2019, the Union Environment Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has released State of Forests Report, 2019. India State of Forest Report is released every two years and it provides comprehensive information about the forest cover, forest vegetation density, tree cover, progress of plantation outside the designated forests etc. for India ..

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Northeast States crowds list of states with most Dense Tree, Forest Cover

According to recent information provided by Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to Parliament, Northeast crowds list of states with most dense tree and forest cover in the country. It was based on assessment of forest and tree cover are done by Forest Survey of India (FSI), whose findings are published in ..

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Centre signs pact with Canadian University for Research on Environmental Issues

The Central government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada to work on various environmental issues including climate change, forest resource management and wildlife. Features of the MoU The MoU was signed by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for the next 10 years to explore opportunities for collaborations in the ..

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