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After Kerala, flood-hit Nagaland limps back to normalcy, seeks support

Think Change India
12th Sep 2018
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As Kerala rebuilds itself after heavy rains wreaked havoc and paralysed the state in August, now it's Nagaland that is battling its worst monsoon. The total loss is estimated to be nearly Rs 800 crore.

As per the state disaster management report, about 48,000 families in 532 villages have been affected due to the floods. Apart from the floods, the state has seen many landslides since July 26 that had led to 12 deaths and displaced 3,000 families. Around 359 locations have been cut off from all means of connectivity.

Nagaland Floods (Source: OneIndia)

The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority and Department of Food and Civil Supplies along with the Indian Air Force are actively involved in rescue operations. The essential materials are being air dropped in places that are cut off due to landslides. Places that are worst-hit in the state are Peren, Noksen, Noklak, Tobu, Phokhungri, Wuzu, Pongro and Seyochurig - all remote locations on the Myanmar border, says NDTV.

The Center has already sent the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team for the rescue mission. At a time when the state is going through difficult times, people have come forward and showed their support.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput handing over cheque to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio

 

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has donated Rs 1.25 crore to the CM's relief fund. Sushant personally handed over the check to Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in Dimapur. It is the second time the actor has come forward to help a flood-hit state. Previously, Sushant had donated Rs 1 crore to the Kerala CM's distress relief fund, says Daily Hunt.

He has also taken up the initiative to spread awareness on his official twitter handle. He tweeted:

I would request everyone to please continue praying and come forward in a great many numbers to help in any way you think you can. We stand united for #Nagaland.

The total amount collected by the Nagaland CM's relief fund is Rs 2,33,75,000 till September 8th.

Earlier, when Kerala was facing its worst monsoon, Nagaland had donated Rs 1 crore to the Kerala Chief Minister's relief fund. Reciprocating the gesture, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan appealed the state through his Twitter handle to help the people of Nagaland.

The CM tweeted,

CM Pinarayi Vijayan urged all to support the people of Nagaland. We are sufferers of floods ourselves, now Nagaland is in a similar situation. They were with us in our difficulty; the Dy. CM visited Kerala to offer solidarity. Let’s stand with the people of Nagaland @Neiphiu_Rio.

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