DIMAPUR, Aug 30 - As eastern Nagaland has been the worst hit in the recent flood and landslides, the Eastern Naga Students� Federation (ENSF) has urged the State Government to continue providing relief in some of the districts, towns and villages of the region which are facing scarcity of essential commodities.
�Rescue the people of eastern Nagaland who are leading their lives under very difficult conditions,� ENSF general secretary Imtichoba Chang appealed to the Government in a release today. The federation said airlifting of essential commodities, especially to Kiphire, Tobu and other parts, should continue till the situation becomes normal.
It pointed out that the situation in eastern Nagaland has remained grim and urged the Government to continue the rescue operations by offering aid to the places that are totally cut off from the rest of the State.
While appreciating the State Government�s efforts to tackle the natural calamity, the ENSF said students are the most affected. It said that many students have not been able to attend their classes till date as public vehicles have stopped plying following the damage of the roads and bridges.
Pointing out that a bridge over the Choklo river in Thonoknyu subdivision that connected many villages had been washed away, the federation hoped that the Government would construct a new bridge.
Meanwhile, Meluri Additional Deputy Commissioner Rhosietho Nguori said that two-third of the subdivision had been affected by the recent flood. He said about 500 farmers in Lephori village have not been able to return to cultivation as four hanging bridges connecting their paddy fields had been swept away by the Araju river.
Nguori said the Phek district administration has been taking stock of the situation and reaching out to the farmers. However, more assistance is required from the higher authorities, he said.