The IMCT along with other Nagaland State officials visited the affected sites at Thaheku village block 7 on 27th November 2019 ( DPRO Dimapur)

An inter-ministerial central team arrived at Dimapur on Wednesday to assess the damages caused by the recent floods in Nagaland.

The central has been led by National Disaster Management Authority joint secretary Ramesh Kumar Ganta.

The flood affected several families and caused loss of huge property in the state.

The team visited Thahekhu Block 7 and Naharbari colony in Dimapur and interacted with the village council members and some of the affected families to get first-hand information.

The team expressed appreciation for the efforts put in by the village councils and NGOs to help the flood affected people.

Other members of the team included Deena Bath, consultant, department of expenditure, ministry of finance; Narendra Kumar, director, department of agriculture, cooperation  and farmers welfare, Kolkota; S.S. Modi, deputy secretary, ministry of rural development and Abishek Agarwal, assistant executive engineer, ministry of road transport and highways, regional office, Guwahati.

Dimapur deputy commissioner Anoop Kinchi along with other administrative officers, OSD, Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, Johnny Rongmei, Dimapur District Disaster Management Authority members and officials from line departments, accompanied the central team during the visit.

The team will leave for Mokukchung on Thursday.

They will proceed to Wokha on November 20 and reach Kohima the same day.

On November 30, the team will meet chief minister Neiphiu Rio.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com