The forest of Goa has been on fire continuously for a week. The IAF's Mi-17 helicopters on March 11 dropped more than 25,000 liters of water on the forest fire-affected areas in Goa and tried to douse the flames.
New Delhi: The forest of Goa has been on fire continuously for a week. This fire in the forest is increasing continuously and many creatures have come under its grip. The Indian Air Force is continuously trying to extinguish the fire in the Mahadayi forest.
According to the information received, now information has also been taken from the PMO regarding the efforts to extinguish this forest fire. At the same time, IAF’s Mi-17 helicopters on March 11 poured more than 25000 liters of water in the areas affected by the forest fire in Goa and tried to extinguish the fire.
According to the Indian Air Force, so far, a total of 47,00 litres of water has been dispensed by the IAF over the afflicted area.
Augmenting its firefighting effort near #Goa with Mi-17 helicopters on 11 Mar 23, the #IAF dispensed over 25000 ltrs of water over the affected areas.
Thus far, 47000 litres of water have been dispensed by the #IAF, over the afflicted area.
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— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) March 12, 2023
Fire burning in the forest of Goa
To control the fire, the Indian Air Force on Thursday (March 9) deployed an Mi-17 helicopter for Operation Bambi Bucket. The Air Force has landed helicopters in the fire-affected areas. Now this fire has spread to many parts of the country.
PMO’s eye on the fire
Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane said that information has been received from the PMO that the Defense Ministry will extend full cooperation and the PMO will closely monitor the situation. He said – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has intervened in this matter. They have also extended full defense support and provided helicopters to save our forests. The whole of Goa is grateful to him for this.
Meanwhile, Goa forest minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday thanked local youth for coming ahead to help in the cause. He said in a tweet, “I would like to thank the youth of Copordem and Mauxi, for coming forward in supporting us to douse the fire.”
I would like to thank the youth of Copordem and Mauxi, for coming forward in supporting us to douse the fire.
Once again I am grateful to our Prime Minster Shri @narendramodi Ji, without whose intervention and support this would have not been possible. pic.twitter.com/bWeYr3Iske
— VishwajitRane (@visrane) March 11, 2023