KOHIMA, Sept 7 - The five-member inter-ministerial team, deputed by the Centre to conduct spot assessment of the damage caused by rains in Nagaland, concluded their visit today. The team was led by Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs KB Singh.
Singh told reporters that the team assessed damage caused in Kohima, Dimapur, Wokha and Phek districts. The State Government has pegged the damage at around Rs 800 crore. Singh said that the team would prepare the final report after receiving the reconciled memorandum from the State.
He, however, declined to comment why there was a delay in sanctioning immediate Central relief to Nagaland, despite the passage of a month since the disaster struck.
The Nagaland Government on August 6 had moved Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju seeking Rs 800 crore as relief. � PTI