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Landslides damage farmlands in Kasha area

Landslides damage farmlands in Kasha area
Farmland damaged by landslide in Kasha area.
DIMAPUR, SEP 3 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/3/2018 12:29:03 PM IST

Recent devastating landslide has reportedly damaged large extent of farmlands in Kasha area under Tseminyu sub-division, Kohima district.

In a press release, Kasha Lowrin Youth Organisation (KLYO) president, Kegwayhun Tep, said landslide affected vast land mass from Yapatsu valley till Shu River measuring approximately 1000 meters breadth and 7000 meters in length.

In the landslide, KLYO said extensive damage was caused to cultivated area affecting more than 40 paddy fields including jhum cultivation and fishery ponds, which it claimed were worth more than Rs.1 crore.

Pointing out that people of Kasha area have been practising paddy cultivation in Yapatsu valley for many decades, KLYO said the landslide has destroyed livelihood of the villagers posing a serious threat to the economy. It also expressed apprehension that damage caused to farmlands could further lead to famine. 

Further, KLYO stated that the natural disaster besides affecting the standing crops has rendered agricultural land unfeasible for future cultivations.

The organisation said the villagers have, therefore, appealed to the state government and responsible authority to intervene and provide assistance.

 

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