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Govt to despatch 700 quintals of rice for Kiphire

KOHIMA, AUG 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/29/2018 12:01:44 PM IST

As Kiphire has been crippled with shortage of essential commodities, the state government has decided to despatch 700 quintals of rice for the affected areas. 

Advisor for Food & Civil Supplies and NSDMA, Phukayi informed Nagaland Post that two trucks loaded with rice were already despatched on August 28 while another six trucks will be sent by Wednesday night, and two more trucks on August 30, to be distributed to the needy freely. Phukayi further said that DC Dimapur had been directed to arrange vehicles either from the Police department or Assam Rifles to transport rice.

Meanwhile, chief minister Neiphiu Rio accompanied by his cabinet colleagues would be visiting Kiphire on August 30.

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