IMCT visits Wka to assess damages

DIMAPUR, SEP 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/5/2018 12:34:49 PM IST

Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT), which is on a four-day visit to Nagaland to carry out an ‘on-the-spot-assessment’ of the disasters caused by landslides and floods in the state, visited Wokha district on Wednesday.

According to an official bulletin the team assessed the areas affected by recent natural disasters such as floods and landslides in Wokha district and held interaction with members of the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Wokha and concerned line departments.

Briefing IMCT members at DC conference hall wokha, the deputy commissioner (DC) Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, highlighted the disaster scenario in the district and apprised the team about the measures undertaken. 

DC also informed that Wokha district has witnessed increase in rainfall as compared to the rainfall in the last past three years thus causing floods and landslides in many parts of the district. 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.  

The visiting team was accompanied by Home Commissioner Nagaland, Ramakrishanan, secretary NSDMA Rovilatuo Mor, OSD NSDMA and other officials. Earlier in the day, the team led by KB Singh, Joint Secretary (FFR) MHA, inspected the flood-hit areas of Ruchan Village under Bhandari sub-division. During a brief interaction with the four affected villages led by their respective village chairman and village council members, the Lotha Lower Range Public Organisation (LLRPO) president, Elithung Odyuo, appraised the central team that the unprecedented flood has washed away crops, vegetations, houses and livestock of the villages. He said the cultivable lands were now buried under thick sand posing threat to the affected villagers whose livelihood depended on the agricultural lands.

The central team was accompanied by Rovilato Mor, Secretary to the Government of Nagaland and other officials from Kohima and Dimapur.

ADC Bhandari, Tiameren Chang, and officers from different departments of Bhandari such as PWD R&B, Medical, SDPO, Agriculture and allied departments, IPR and public leaders also accompanied the team.


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