Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Forest fires in the country, 02/04/2018
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Forest fires in the country, 02/04/2018. The details of State/Union Territory wise number of forest fire alerts reported by Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, a subordinate organization of this Ministry, during the last three years are given in Annexure-I. According to the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2015, published by the Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, the estimated fire prone area under heavy, moderate and mild fire are 2.40 percent, 7.49 percent and 54.40 percent respectively, making the total forest fire prone area as 64.29 percent of the Recorded Forest Area (RFA). The details of Forest Type group-wise percentage of Recorded Forest Area under different fire incidences as published in India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2015 are given in Annexure-II.