Nagaland: After Kerala, it is Nagaland which is reeling under floods. The north-eastern state has been experiencing landslides and has led to the death of at least 12 people until now. It has also rendered thousands of people homeless.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday tweeted and sought help for the people of Nagaland. The CM also posted an update, sharing the bank details for the relief fund.
Following CM Rio’s tweet, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh responded to the Nagaland chief minister tweet and said that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were being sent to the state to provide relief.
The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority said that nearly 3000 families have been displaced in about 400 villages in the state. It added that all the major roads, including the National Highway 29 (which connects Dimapur and Kohima) have been cut off.
Earlier this month, Neiphiu Rio had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked for immediate assistance in the wake of heavy rains lashing the state. Rio in his statement to the PM had said that battling the aftermath of floods, that is poor road connectivity was a difficult task for his government. It was becoming a challenge to maintain the stocks of essential commodities including petroleum products in this terrible condition.