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WSKH appeals to state govt.
Published on 19 Jul. 2009 12:22 AM IST
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Western Sumi Kukami (village chief) Hoho have appealed to the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and his government to take serious note of the drought problem in Zunheboto and take measures to save the poor farmers and the public in general. Members of Western Sumi Kukami Hoho (WSKH) other village chiefs toured the Western Sumi region on July 16 and 17 to take stock of the situation faced by the farmers affected by the drought like situation due to delay of monsoon rain. During the visit the team observed that rivers, irrigation canals and even ponds and fisheries having completely dried out leaving no means for the farmers cultivate the fields. The farmers who had cultivated their fields hoping that the monsoon will soon set in have lost their paddy seeds and other seeds as the plants had all died out. In many villages even drinking water is becoming scarce, informed WSKH president Apeto Assumi in a press statement. Village chiefs informed that the people Western Sumi who are 90 percent dependent on agri based farming for their livelihood were facing the worst and alarming situation of recent times.

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