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CM’s relief fund received only 2.25 cr: Governor

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 8 (MExN): Nagaland State Governor, PB Acharya today appealed to all stakeholders to contribute towards the funds required for restoration of damages caused by the recent landslides and flash floods in Nagaland.

Informing that the state requires Rs 800 Crore for the restoration works, the Governor in a press statement informed that so far the Chief Minister’s relief fund has received only Rs 2.25 Crores. This is inclusive of the Rs 1.25 Crores donated by film actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

“Delhi will help us but what about our share and care?” the Governor asked.

“I call upon all the students of our universities/colleges/schools to participate in rebuilding of lives of our affected people by contributing minimum of Rs.10 each,” the Governor appealed.

He also asked all NGOs, Hohos, NMA, NSF, businessmen, social workers, bureaucrats and religious groups, political activists, workers, kissans and all others to “share and care for our flood affected brothers and sisters.”

“Our State Nagaland witnessed unprecedented incessant rainfall resulting in major disaster and havoc that affected the normal life of the people of our State,” the Governor stated. “We have to open up our mind and come forward to contribute generously. I urge our fellow citizens to contribute generously,” he urged.

The Governor meanwhile directed all Deputy Commissioners to take lead in this and collect the money within seven days.

Contributions to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund can be made to A/c No.10530527879 IFSC SBIN0000214 or through the IRCSN (A/c No.35316602410 IFSC SBIN0006485) by Cash or Cheque.

Landslides to sinking landmass in many areas, flooding and water logging in the urban areas have claimed 12 lives and more than 300 families have been displaced in the State owing to floods and numerous landslides, besides causing destruction to property.

Kiphire, Tuensang and Phek are worst affected and have been cut off from the rest of the state. Essential infrastructures like power supply lines, communication networks, etc. have been damaged. Supplies of essential commodities to all the districts including petroleum products have not been possible, adding to the misery to the people in the affected areas. Properties and crops/vegetation worth crores of rupees have been damaged and many families are still in relief camps, the Governor noted.

~MExN



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