DIMAPUR, Sept 1 - An inter-ministerial Central team will carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the damages caused by recent floods and landslides in Nagaland from September 4 to September 7, Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) secretary Rovilatuo Mor said in a release on Saturday.
The team will be headed by joint secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs KB Singh.
The release said NSDMA along with district disaster management authorities and officials from all the line departments will take the team to the worst-affected areas for assessment of the monsoon damages.
Rio at a review meeting of relief and rehabilitation work in Kiphire on Thursday said the Union Home Minister had called him to enquire about the situation in Nagaland, which shows that the Centre is deeply concerned about Kiphire district in particular and the Nagas in general.
According reports, 1,500 bags of rice were delivered in Kiphire, the worst-affected district in the recent floods and landslides in the State, on Friday evening. It took more than 24 hours for seven trucks to carry the rice from Dimapur to Kiphire, a distance of 265 km.
Kiphire district, bordering Myanmar, was cut off from the rest of the State after heavy rainfall on July 26-27 had damaged 300 metres of an arterial road in adjoining Phek district.
Meanwhile, leader of Opposition in Nagaland TR Zeliang has informed the Commissioner and Secretary of Nagaland Assembly to deduct Rs 50,000 each from the salary of 26 MLAs of Naga Peoples� Front and place it in the Chief Secretary�s Relief Fund for relief assistance. The move was to aid in reducing sufferings of the public caused by recent calamities and natural disasters in the State, Zeliang said.