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Inter-ministerial central team visits landslide affected districts in Nagaland

Guwahahti/Kohima, September 6: An Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) led by Dr K. Manoharan, Director In-charge of  Department  of Agriculture & Cooperation from Kolkata, and Anirban Acharyya from the Ministry of Road Transport & Highway from Guwahati today visited the landslide affected areas under Kohima and Phek districts respectively.

The main purpose of their visit was to take stock of the damages caused by the unprecedented rain over the last few weeks.

The team visited the major landslide affected areas including Varii and Phesama where reportedly 32 households were affected and destroyed followed by visiting the Viswema, Kidima and Zuketsa route.

The team, later, inspected the surrounding areas Sidzii river bridge as an artificial dam was formed at the river due to blockage of a massive landslide that occurred below RD Block, Kikruma.

While returning, the team also visited the landslide areas and crops that were damaged at Mima and Kigwema village.

The IMCT was accompanied by officials from Road & Bridges, Agriculture, I&FC, Soil & Water Conservation, Fisheries, Horticulture, Rural Development, IPR, Sericulture, District Administration and Police.

On the other hand, another Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) visited and assessed the damaged areas and affected houses in Kohima town due to a landslide today. The team comprised of K. B. Singh, Joint Secretary(FFR), MHA along with R. B. Kaul, Consultant(FCD) Department of Expenditure, New Delhi and Chahat Singh, Department of Rural Development, New Delhi.

The team visited and assessed the damages at Keziekie, KMC Solid Waste Management site in Lerie, Para Medical colony, Daklane, Old KMC dumping site, NH-29, Naga Hospital, Soul Harvest church, Pezielietsie, Perizie, Sanuorü, Nhachükhu and Keyakie.


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