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Tuesday, April 23 2024

Chikkamagaluru: Malnad’s Forest wealth set on fire

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Chikmagaluru: Charmadi Ghat in the State tops the list of Western Ghats in the Country. It is considered a very sensitive forest area. It is a hot spot for tourists. Now, in the area, the heat of the sun has raised resultinv in forest fire.

For the past one week, the wildlife spot, including the natural beauty, has also been on fire. The precious flora and fauna that had grown for 100 years is being destroyed. Rare medicinal plants, bamboo saplings, and rare wild species of trees, which are not found anywhere else in the world, are being burnt to death. Wildlife is marching towards the land in the wake of the fire.

More than 100 acres of Forest land has been destroyed due to continuous fire in the hills for the past three days. It is estimated that thousands of animals and birds were burnt in the fire. The fire is burning at the top of the hills and the authorities are struggling to douse the fire as even a fire engine could not reach there.

Meanwhile, there is talk that the lack of proper staff from the Forest Department is also a reason for not be in ng able to douse the fire at the right time.

Apart from this, hundreds of acres of forest in the District including Charmadi Ghat in Mudigere, Churchegudda Reserve Forest in Chikkamagaluru Taluk, Mullayanagiri Hill, Sindigere Reserve Forest, Basavanakote Forest in N.R. Pura have also been destroyed in the fire.

The forest is on fire and the temperature of the earth has increased and the animals and birds have turned towards the land. The tree trunks and the king cobras that live within the earth have turned towards the land.

A huge king cobra was captured while trying to survive in Turuve Village attached to Charmadi. A man has also been arrested for setting fire to a forest at Balehonnur in N.R. Pura Taluk. However, thousands of acres of forest in the District have been destroyed due to forest fires and the madness of locals.

Malnad has been receiving heavy rains for the last two to three years and this time the forest is burning due to the scorching heat.

On the whole, every year our rare wildlife is being destroyed by this forest fire. However, the officials are showing apathy.

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