“The HRD minister has assured me that whatever is needed will be done in this regard,” Jha said. Maithili is spoken in vast swathes of Bihar and is the predominant language of the Mithila region in north Bihar.
The wildfire has also affected the wildlife as it has burnt down several nests. “This is the breeding season for local birds who migrate from the Terai region. Their eggs and nests are getting burnt in the fire,” wildlife photographer Anup Sah told the Hindu.