The Disaster Management Authority Dimapur, in coordination with the district administration, has been distributing relief packages to cover 11,000 daily wage earners in the district as per guidelines of the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority.

The first consignment of relief packages was distributed to 450 beneficiaries at Khuhuboto on May 6.

A larger consignment was distributed on Friday, covering 1000 beneficiaries in Niuland, 1000 in Chumukedima, 600 in Medziphema and 450 in Dhansiripar.

The relief packages included 10kg rice, 1kg lentil, 1 kg Naga dal,  half a litre mustard oil, 1kg sugar, 1kg salt, 200gm tea, two pieces of bathing soap, two pieces of washing soap, 100gm masala, 1kg of onion and garlic and 100gm chili powder.

The district administration appreciated the Western Sumi Hoho, Red Cross volunteers, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Naga Council Dimapur and food and civil supplies department for helping in packaging the relief materials since April 29.

Bhadra Gogoi

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