The Centre has assured Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh of all necessary assistance to contain the wildfire that is currently raging in the Dzukou Valley along the Manipur-Nagaland border.

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Friday in a tweet said that Union home minister Amit Shah has assured all necessary assistance from the Central government to contain the wildlife at the majestic valley.

“Just received a call from Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji to assess and discuss the situation about the wildfire at Dzuko valley. Amit Shah Ji has assured all the necessary assistance from the Home Ministry to contain the situation at earliest,” Singh tweeted.

The wildfire broke out in Dzukou valley, a tourist hotspot in Nagaland, on Tuesday afternoon.

On Thursday, chief minister Biren, accompanied by State Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, DGP LM Khaute and Senapati DC Th Kirankumar, conducted an aerial survey to take stock of the situation arising out of the wildfire.

The Manipur Government has also requested the National Disaster Response Force to provide assistance in containing the situation and urged the Army and the Assam Rifles to assist firefighters in extinguishing the blaze.

The Dzukou Valley, a popular trekking destination located along the border of Nagaland and Manipur, is known for its lilies and biodiversity.

According to the latest reports, volunteers from Mao area of Manipur, including Forest Department officials, and around 200 firefighters from the State Home Department have been deployed to douse the wildfire.


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