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Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio conducted an aerial survey of the ongoing inferno at Dzokou Valley on January 5.
The survey was conducted to assess the situation in the valley which has become a matter of serious concern, considering the extent of the wildfire.
Medo Yhokha, advisor to the Chief Minister informed that two rounds were made over the valley during the day, and looking at the seriousness and the threat that the fire has caused to the ecosystem, the matter will be taken to the centre for more help.
Yhokha also said, “The Chief Minister has assured full assistance and support to the forces on the ground and we have requested different agencies to be fully prepared for the necessary support.”
“The rough terrain and the unpredictable wind in the valley are making the situation worse for the teams on duty,”, stated Yhokha.
Kohima Deputy Commissioner after an emergency review meeting said, “Certain decisions were taken today and a recce team has been sent to the inferno site to assess the situation and accordingly an intensive operation will be carried out tomorrow.”
Apart from the support of the local communities and different agencies, the National Disaster Response Team (NDRF) is playing a major role to douse the fire.
NDRF Deputy commandant, Abhinav informed, “Three teams of NDRF are currently stationed at the base camp to tackle the situation in the valley.”
(Edited by Shankar Turha)