Forest Fire Situation in Nepal


The study focused solely on the Terai region, where 'saal' and other species were prevalent. The fire season started in mid-March and continued until May, with surface fires occurring 1-3 times. The Department of Forest in Nepal was responsible for fire control but faced resource limitations, a lack of specific regulations, insufficient local education, and the absence of a dedicated fire control organization within the department. Preventive measures were proposed as a solution, involving the utilization of local NGOs and groups for extension activities. The formation and motivation of Village Fire Control Groups (VFCG) were recommended, and statistical information and research activities were scarce but crucial for effective fire control planning.


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