Another State Ravaged By Rains, Nagaland Pegs Damages At Rs 800 Crore With Death Toll Of 12

| September 4 , 2018 , 08:24 IST

The monsoon season this year has caused considerable damage across the nation. After losses in Kerala, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, rains, landslides and flash floods have caused damages worth Rs 800 crore in Nagaland and killing 12 people, a state government official said on Monday.

Nagaland Chief Minister Niephiu Rio in a tweet on Monday shared an update on the situation in the state due to the rains and called for donations.

According to Home and State Disaster Management Authority secretary Rovilatuo Mor, the unprecedented series of disasters in Nagaland have affected at least 13.19% of the total population, severely affecting 48,821 families in 532 villages.

Overall, an area of 5408.57 acres of the agricultural sector has also been affected. Due to the rains and landslides, 3 districts of Tuensang, Kiphire and Phek in Assam were cut off from the rest of the state for 15 days.

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The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) and the Department of Food and Civil Supplies in collaboration with the Indian Air Force have conducted multiple sorties to the cut-off districts to airdrop essential supplies.

An Inter-Ministerial Central Team is scheduled to visit Nagaland from Tuesday to September 7 for an on-the-spot assessment of damages caused by the rains.

While the death toll from floods remained below 20 in Uttar Pradesh and in Karnataka, in Kerala the number of deaths has crossed 400, and nearly 7 lakh people have been rendered homeless. Rehabilitation process has begun in Kerala, with individuals, celebrities, NRIs and state governments pitching in funds, in addition to the Rs 600 crore released by the Centre.