The cyclonic storm accompanied by heavy rains and hailstorm which lasted for three days from March 30 in Akhoya village and some parts of Changtongya town under Mokokchung district have not only destroyed houses and agricultural crops worth crores of rupees, but the aftermath of the calamities still continued to torment the villagers without electricity for the last five days.
According to sources, electricity could not been restored in Akhoya and some parts of Changtongya town owing to uprooting the electric poles and damages caused to one transformer in the area during the cyclonic storm on March 30 evening .
The uprooted electric poles and high tension wire line have been restored but for want of transformer the power line could not be restored.
Villagers are facing difficult situation since last 4 days owing to lack of electricity. More importantly, the lone Community Health Centre and Government High school are falling under the present blackout area which caused inconveniences to the students and doctors.
Means of communication has also become difficult as villagers are not able to charge their mobile phone.
The villagers of the affected areas while expressing hope that state government will be sensitive to understand their plight has appealed to the Power Department to take measures to restore electricity particularly in Akhoya village and Changtongya town.
Meanwhile, Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) visited the affected areas at Ahkoya and Changtongya town.
The Ao Students’ Conference had a joint interaction with the village council and the students’ body and with Civil SDO Changtongya.
Ao Students’ Conference, while appreciating NGO’s, groups and individuals for extending support to the effected families, cautioned that relief materials from the government should be managed or distributed judiciously, failing which the Ao Students’ said would take appropriate steps to punish the culprits.
Further, Ao Students’ Conference appealed to the electrical department to immediately take measure to restore power supply both in Akhoya and Changtongya town.