Central team continues assessment of Nagaland’s damage
Dimapur, Sep. 6 (EMN): The inter-ministerial central team (MCT) from the central government visited landslide-affected areas in Kohima and Phek districts on Thursday. The purpose of their visit was to take stock of the damage caused by the monsoon rains during the past few weeks, according to a DIPR report.
The team includes director in-charge of the department of Agriculture and Cooperation at Kolkata, Dr. K Manoharan; and Anirban Acharyya from the ministry of Road Transport and Highway.
“The team visited the major landslide affected areas including Varü and Phesama landslide areas where reportedly around 32 households were affected and displaced due to landslides. After that, the team proceeded to Viswema, Kidima and Zuketsa route and inspected all the major landslide affected areas. Thereafter, the team proceeded to Sidzü River bridge and inspected around its vicinity caused by artificial dam formed at Sidzü River due to blockage of massive landslide that occurred below RD block, Kikruma. While returning, the team also visited the landslide areas and crops damages at Mima and Kigwema village,” the DIPR reported.
A separate report from the DIPR informed the team visited and assessed damaged areas and affected houses in Kohima town also. The team comprised K B Singh, joint secretary of the MHA; RB Kaul, consultant at the department of Expenditure; and Chahat Singh, of the department of Rural Development.
Likewise, the team visited and assessed damage at Keziekie, KMC solid waste management site at Lerie; Para Medical colony; Daklane; old KMC garbage dumping site; NH-29; Naga Hospital; Soul Harvest Church, Pezielietsie; Perizie, Sanuorü, Nhachükhu and Keyakie, the updates stated.