DIMAPUR, Sept 6 - The five-member inter-ministerial Central team visited the landslide-affected areas of Kohima and Phek districts today to take stock of the damage caused by unprecedented rains over the last few weeks.
The team visited the major landslide-hit areas including Varii, Phesama, Viswema, Kidima and Zuketsa in Kohima. According to reports, around 32 households were displaced due to landslides in Varii and Phesama areas.
The Central team also inspected the Sidzii river bridge and its vicinity below the RD Block at Kikruma, where an artificial dam was formed by massive landslides. While returning, the team visited the landslide-affected areas of Mima and Kigwema villages.
The team was accompanied by officials from roads and bridges, agriculture, soil and water conservation, fisheries, horticulture, rural development, information and public relations, and sericulture departments. The Kohima district administration was led by Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan.
The Central team was led by the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, KB Singh. The team also assessed the damage at Keziekie, KMC solid waste management site at Lerie, Paramedical colony, Daklane, Old KMC dumping site, National Highway 29, Naga Hospital, Soul Harvest Church, Pezielietsie, Perizie, Sanuor�, Nhach�khu and Keyakie.