Informing this, Rio said that a joint effort is underway to tackle the situation, which is very much ‘under control’ in the Nagaland side.
“Tomorrow, I will be making an aerial survey of the latest forest fire situation at Dzukou valley that is spreading across Nagaland and Manipur,” Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said.
“There has been a joint effort to tackle the situation and Nagaland side is more or less under control,” Rio added.
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Earlier, Kohima Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) – Rajkumar informed that the fire that broke out at the ecologically sensitive Dzukou Valley in Nagaland on December 29 is now under control.
“A big team work was in action to prevent the further spread of fire,” Kohima Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) – Rajkumar had said.
Ground operations are being carried out by Nagaland Police, Forest Department, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) volunteers.
Although the actual reason of the breakout of the fire at the Dzukou Valley is yet to be ascertained, it is speculated that the fire must have broken out due to trekkers or campers leaving their resting site without extinguishing their camp fire.
The Dzukou Valley is situated along the Nagaland-Manipur interstate border. It is famous for its seasonal flowers and flora & fauna.
The valley is famous for the Dzukou Lily which is found only in this Valley.