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Mizoram: Environment Minister Lalnuntluanga inaugurates Fire Prevention Week 2021

The Minister also released the Short Video Clip on importance of Fire prevention and preservation of forest.

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Aizawl: Mizoram’s Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Pu T.J. Lalnuntluanga Monday inaugurated the Fire Prevention Week 2021, a week-long observance starting from 8th to 13th of February at Kahrawt Field Champhai.

The Minister also released the Short Video Clip on importance of Fire prevention and preservation of forest.

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Speaking on the occasion, Pu T.J. Lalnuntluanga mentioned that to tackle the menace posed by  rapid deforestation in Champhai District, a project titled ‘Afforestation  of denuded Hills in Champhai District of Mizoram’ has been designed and approved by the NEC. Also the Forest Minister pointed out that the previous year 2020 witnessed 2389 numbers of fire incidences which burned down 3692.124 hectares of forest cover areas. He urged the people to combat possibility of fire incidents and refrain from unwanted activities leading to fire outbreaks.

Deputy Commissioner Champhai Pi Maria C.T. Zuali, Chairman of the District Level Committee on Fire Prevention presided over the inaugural program. Pu Lalduhthlana, DFO Champhai & Member Secretary, District Level Fire Prevention Committee gave a brief report  on action taken & future course of action plan while Sub Hqtrs YMA Secretary Pu PC. Lalrawnliana, initiated the pledge taking ceremony wherein the  gatherings vowed to protect flora and fauna by adhering to fire prevention theme. Pu F.Lalchhandama, Station Officer, Fire & Emergency Services Champhai  highlighted important notes on incidence of fire and its related topics. Lalhmingmawia Pachuau, President, MJA Champhai District proposed a vote of thanks and concluded the function.

The inaugural  function was attended by Members of District Level Fire Prevention Committee, Heads of Offices, Village Council Members and NGO’s.

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