Politics Most forest fires in India on account of human activity Updated : January 23, 2020 07:22 AM IST Over 30,000 forest fires were reported in India in 2019. Around 95 percent of the forest fires in India are on account of human activity. Experts recommend that fire management should focus on prevention not suppression and tribal communities with traditional knowledge should be roped in for effective management. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.