DIMAPUR, May 18 - The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Monday urged the state government to arrange special trains from different cities across India and also feeder transport in coordination with the host state to help stranded people of Nagaland reach home.
In a release, the NPCC said the evacuation process should be completed within a week by deploying additional manpower to monitor the situation in different states, and a senior IAS officer whose position in the government will be given due weightage by his counterparts in other states, should be deployed to meet the urgent demands of the unfolding humanitarian crisis.
Expressing concern over the plight of workers and students from Nagaland stranded in different parts of the country, the NPCC said 55 days into the lockdown, many workers have lost their jobs and are out on the streets after being evicted for non-payment of house rent.
�The ever looming threat of the pandemic, racial attacks and hunger are creating greater humanitarian crisis far beyond our imagination. Every passing day is becoming difficult to survive for majority of our people,� it said.
The NPCC said it had done its best to extend every possible help through other state Congress units to the stranded people of Nagaland whenever they have approached the NPCC COVID-19 Task Force.
It noted that with every state government in the North East arranging special trains to bring thousands of citizens back in the past few days, the growing chorus of the people of Nagaland wanting to be evacuated is getting louder and louder.
The NPCC said that since its earlier offer to bear the cost of train fares for the needy workers and migrant labourers was turned down by the state government, it offered assistance in coordinating with the Congress-ruled states to evacuate the people of Nagaland.