The inter-ministerial central team led by director in-charge of Agriculture and Cooperation Department, Dr K Manoharan from Kolkata and Anirban Acharyya from Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highway, visited landslide-affected areas under Kohima and Phek districts of Nagaland on Thursday.
The main purpose of their visit was to take stock of the damage caused by unprecedented rains over the last few weeks, an official press release had stated.
The team visited major landslide-affected areas like Varii and Phesama where around 32 households were reportedly affected and displaced due to landslides.
Thereafter, the team proceeded to Viswema, Kidima and Zuketsa and inspected all the major landslide-affected areas.
Thereafter, the team proceeded to the bridge over Sidzu river and inspected the area where an artificial dam was formed in the river due to a blockage caused by massive landslide that occurred below RD block, Kikruma.
While returning, the team also visited Mima and Kigwema village to assess crop damage.
The central team was accompanied by officials from Road & Bridges, Agriculture, I&FC, Soil & Water Conservation, Fisheries, Horticulture, Rural Development, IPR and Sericulture departments, district administration and police.
Meanwhile, the team also visited and assessed damaged areas and affected houses in Kohima town due to landslide.
The team was accompanied by Kohima district administration officials led by Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan and officials of Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, Kohima District Disaster Management Authority and line departments.
The officials apprised the visiting team about the extent of damage to properties, roads, paddy fields, fishery ponds, etc.
The team visited and assessed the damage at Keziekie, Kohima Municipal Council’s (KMC) solid waste management site at Lerie, Para Medical Colony, Daklane, Old KMC dumping site, NH-29, Naga Hospital, Soul Harvest Church, Pezielietsie, Perizie, Sanuoru, Nhachukhu and Keyakie, the release added.