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Forest Fire Risk Zonation Using Geomatics, Andhra Pradesh
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The AP Forest Department has taken initiative for fire risk zonation in forest areas of entire Andhra Pradesh using latest technology such as Satellite Remote Sensing, Global Positioning System, and Geographical Information system.

The Andhra Pradesh Fire department has developed the Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Technology to prepare on fire management and mapping the fire risk zones. These maps are useful in delineating vulnerability of the areas to fire; helps in locating and creating fire lines to combat fire hazard.

In addition, the department has proposed fire-protecting measures as an integral component of fire management. It includes controlled burning, fire line cutting, and firewatcher engagement.

This model can be applied to other forest areas in the country under similar environmental conditions..

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