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Inter-Ministerial central team visits various districts of Nagaland Nagaland
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Inter-Ministerial central team visits various districts of Nagaland

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Apr 2022, 07:19 pm

Kohima: The Inter-Ministerial Central team on their visit to Kohima district had a briefing with the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and line departments at DC's Office Kohima.

The team was led by Director CWC Sudhir Kumar, Under Secretary Food and PD, Krishi Bhawan, Ram Chandra, Assistant Director, MNCF/DA, FW, Dr. Pradeep Kumar.

The central team said the purpose of their visit was to assess the drought situation in Nagaland.

The team requested the Agri and PHE department to develop an action plan prior to the monsoon and reoccurrence of drought-like situation in Kohima district to assist the farmers in the cultivation in case of delayed or no rain which would affect the cultivated plots and ultimately resulted in the loss of economy for the farmers.

It also requested the department to assist sustainable resources of water throughout the year not only in Kohima town but to rural people as well. Further, the team requested the department of Animal husbandry to have preparedness in case of drought and epidemic situations in the state.

DDMA Kohima highlighted drought-like situations in the state and drought mitigation measures undertaken during 2021. Measures to mitigate water scarcity in Kohima town undertaken by PHED, Urban Division Kohima were also highlighted.

DDMA also highlighted the 1465.4 acres of agricultural crops affected by the drought situation during 2020-2021 in Kohima district where 65 villages mostly from northern areas were reported to be affected.

Deputy Commissioner and DDMA Chairman, Gregory Thejawelie also spoke at the meeting. The officials from the departments of Agriculture, Fisheries, PHE, RD, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry, and Land Resource attended the meeting.

After the briefing, the team along with DDMA officials and line departments visited the drought-hit site at Gariphema village, Kohima for spot verification under the initiatives of DDMA.

The central team interacted with the farmers and encouraged them to upgrade their cultivating system. It was informed that 30-40 households in the village were affected by the drought.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)