Nagaland | Central team visits state to assess flood damages

Nagaland | Central team visits state to assess flood damages

KOHIMA, September 5, 2018: A five-member Inter Ministerial Central Team arrived Dimapur on September 4 to assess the disaster areas in Nagaland.

The team was led by K. B Singh, joint secretary, Ministry of Home affairs, and also consists of Director in-charge Dept of Agriculture and Cooperation, Kolkota, Dr. K. Manohoran, Consultant FCD, Department of Expenditure New Delhi, R.B.Kaul, Anirban Acharya from the Ministry of Road and Transport and Highway Guwahati and Ms. Chahat Singh from the department of Rural Development, New Delhi.

A senior official in the state government told ET, "The team visited Dimapur and took stock of the damages. The team interacted with farmers. Owing to bad weather the team could not visit Kiphire area, which is worst, affected."

"Communication network is in bad shape as several bridges have collapsed. The state government has sought Rs 800 Crore for carrying out the rebuilding exercise," he added.

According to state government, the month-long rainfall has flooded several areas of Nagaland. Around 12 people have died and 48,821 families in 532 villages remained severely affected due to the deluge.
Major roads like National Highway -29, are cut off. Communication between Dimapur and Kohima is snapped.
The team will proceed to Ralan and Bhandari areas under Wokha district today to assess the major damages after which they will proceed to Wokha.
TNT News with ET inputs
Featured Image: PTI

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