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Central team visits disaster-hit areas

Central team visits disaster-hit areas
Central team inspecting the disaster affected areas in Dimapur.
DIMAPUR, SEP 4 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/4/2018 11:59:56 AM IST

A five-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) arrived Dimapur Tuesday to assess the areas affected by recent natural disasters in Nagaland. According to an official bulletin, the team visited Niuland sub-division and interacted with the affected farmers of Niuland and bordering villages. During the interaction, the farmers narrated the extent of crop damaged. 

The team also visited Yeveto village to take stock of the ground reality of the damages caused to plantation and crops due to the change of river course. On the way to Niuland, the team stopped by at Balijan Bridge that has been completely washed away. 

The team comprised of Joint Secretary (FFR) MHA, K.B.Singh (team leader),  Director in charge department of Agriculture and cooperation, Kolkota, Dr. K. Manohoran, Consultant FCD, Department of Expenditure New Delhi, R.B.Kaul, Anirban Acharya from the Ministry of Road and Transport and Highway Guwahati and Chahat Singh from the department of Rural Development, New Delhi.

Later in the evening, the deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, while briefing the IMCT members at Niathu resort, highlighted the extent of damages under Dimapur district.

On September 5, 2018, the team would proceed to Ralan and Bhandari areas under Wokha district to see the damages caused after which they would proceed to Wokha and have a short meeting. Later the team would be proceeding towards Kohima and take stock of the major landslides in and around Kohima district.

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