Maharashtra, first state to launch 24×7 helpline for forests

The Maharashtra forest department is going to launch a state-wide 24×7 helpline for registering complaints or getting information about issues related to forests and wildlife from January 6, 2017. With this Maharashtra will become first state country to have first 24×7 helpline for forests. This call centre facility will enable citizens to complain about poaching, illegal wildlife trade, forest fires and encroachments on reserved land, among others.