FSI is monitoring forest fire incidences through remote Sensing and GIS based Technology from 2004 to 20011. FSI was doing near real time monitoring of forest fire through which forest fire alerts had been sent to State Forest Department through SMS using a remote sensing based system developed by University of Maryland.
From 2012 onwards FSI in collaboration with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) has initiated a Real Time Monitoring of Forest Fire wherein the forest fire alerts from active fire locations are being generated as KML file which is Google compatible formate. The alerts have been sent to registered users via Emails and SMS. KML alert would be up to state level where as SMS alert would be up to District level. The Time lag of the information is less then 2 hours from the pass of satellite.
Forest Fire Spots : Archived Data