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Mizoram Wildfire: Chief Minister Zoramthanga Thanks PM Modi For Centre’s Prompt Assurance, Swift Action

According to the state government officials, the fire reportedly started at 7 am on Saturday (April 24) in the forested hills near Lunglei town in Mizoram

Mizoram Wildfire: Chief Minister Zoramthanga Thanks PM Modi For Centre's Prompt Assurance, Swift Action
Highlights
  • For over 32 hours now, a forest fire has been raging in south Mizoram
  • Wildfire is spreading to towns and villages of two neighbouring districts
  • IAF Helicopter with Bambi Buckets on their way to douse the fire: CM

Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Monday (April 26) thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for assuring all possible support from the Centre in overcoming the wildfire in Lunglei and Lawngtlai that broke out on April 24 and has been raging on since then. In a tweet, CM Zoramthanga said, “Thank you so much Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. I thank the Central Government for its prompt assurance and swift action. The people of #Mizoram says ‘Kan lawm e’. Inset: IAF Helicopter with Bambi Buckets on their way to douse the fire.”

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This comes after Prime Minister Modi had a conversation with Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and assured all possible support from the Centre in overcoming the crisis.

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“Spoke to Mizoram CM, Mr Zoramthanga and took stock of the situation arising due to forest fires in parts of the state. Assured all possible support from the Centre in overcoming this crisis. We all pray for the safety and wellbeing of the people of Mizoram,” PM Modi tweeted.

For more than 32 hours now, a forest fire has been raging in the hills of south Mizoram, spreading to towns and villages of two neighbouring districts, Lunglei and Lawngtlai. Firefighters from the state government, with the help of Assam Rifles and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and local volunteer groups, have been trying hard to put the fire out, authorities said.

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On Sunday (April 25) evening as the fire continued to burn, the Indian Air Force (IAF) — requisitioned by the Mizoram government — deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters, equipped with specialized Bambi Buckets, to control it.

“On the requisition of the State Government of Mizoram, @IAF_MCC is deploying two Mi-17V5 helicopters, equipped with Bambi Bucket, to douse the major fire in Lunglei district and adjoining areas,” PRO Shillong, Ministry of Defence had tweeted on April 25.

According to the state government officials, the fire reportedly started at 7 am Saturday in the forested hills near Lunglei town. By Sunday, it had not only affected 10 village council areas within Lunglei town, but also spread to three rural development blocks of Lawngtlai district.

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33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

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96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

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9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

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15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

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6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

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135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

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7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

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337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

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4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

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42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

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215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

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111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

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105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

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42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

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234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

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130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

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175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

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935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

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1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

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679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

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647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

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13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

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230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

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44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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