Nagaland: Nagaland which has been ravaged by floods and has been reeling under this crisis-like situation for more than a month now, sought financial help from the Centre today. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had earlier too requested for an advance of Rs 100 crore for repairing of surface communication infrastructure but it still awaits the sanction.

State disaster management authority secretary Rovilatuo Mor said, “The central team will submit its report. We too have to prepare and submit a supplementary memorandum and only after that, the funds will arrive. So far we haven’t received any funds from the Centre.”

He added, “Everything depends on the weather. We are trying for some temporary restoration work but not the permanent restoration because if it starts raining heavily again, we will be back to square one.” Mor also said that relief materials are being constantly supplied to the affected people.

More than 48,000 families in 532 villages have been hit by one of the worst floods the state has seen. Since 26 July, relentless monsoon has ravaged the state, causing floods, landslides and land slippage, leading to the death of nearly 12 and displacing more than 3,000 families.

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and took stock of the situation caused by floods in the state. He assured the Nagaland CM of all possible assistance to the rain-battered state.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, PM said, “Spoke to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and took stock of the situation in the wake of floods in parts of the state. Assured all possible support to the state in the rescue and relief operations. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Nagaland and pray for everyone’s wellbeing.”