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S&WC dept. clarifies report
Published on 10 Mar. 2010 12:26 AM IST
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Reacting to a news report “Nagaland has no rainfall data” which appeared in on March 9 the department of Soil and Water Conservation (S&WC) stated, is has been recording weather data for the past 20 years and catering to the needs of weather data to all land user departments, private entrepreneurs, ministry of home affairs and the media. It may be pointed out that the news report was based on information provided recently by minister for urban development Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu. Senior SSO and hony. Supdt. Meteorology (IMD) and S&WC director Tashi Rengma, in a press release said that the drought-like situation which was declared for Nagaland in 2009 was based on the records maintained by the department and available at the website said the report was “misleading and baseless”.

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