PANAJI/NEW DELHI: Goa’s efforts to douse wildfires made some progress on Saturday after the resumption of aerial firefighting excursions, state forest minister Vishwajit Rane said. The Union environment ministry has, meanwhile, sought an inquiry into the reasons behind the fires.
At least 48 fires have been reported since March 5 in government forests, private land, common land and private forests, according to the state forest department. Till Friday, there were 11 active wildfires, and 512 officials were working to put them out.
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