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Fire Alert Messaging System (FAMS)
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Source: http://www.mpforest.org/intranet/fire2009/firesensitive.aspx
Source: http://www.mpforest.org/intranet/fire2009/firesensitive.aspx
The Fire Alert Messaging System is a disaster management tool built by the Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh to identify fire sensitive zones in the forested areas. It is an ICT-led strategy to preserve natural resources and protect livelihoods.

Madhya Pradesh has leveraged satellite technology and a computer based communication network to protect the state’s natural reserves, wildlife and livelihoods of its tribal population. This system directly benefits 15.4 million people who depend on forest produce for survival.

The system involves the identification of fire prone forest areas through satellite sensors and quick remedial action as encouraged through SMS alerts to front line staff. The operating system helps to monitor the extent of burnt forest area, loss of life and other property. There is additionally a database of fire locations which can be used for future reference. All data collected is available on the public domain. The success of this initiative has inspired other states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir to consider replication.

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