DC Wokha visits flood affected villages


Dimapur, August 6: Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS visited the flood affected villages under Bhandari sub division to take stock of the situation on August 5.
The DC along with ADC Bhandari, Tiameren Chang had a meeting with the Village Council chairmen, council members and GBs of Ruchan, Renthan, Yammhon (New), Koro (New) and Liphi villages and Lotha Lower Range Eloe Hoho and other NGO members at the residence of the Village Council Chairman, Ruchan village.
In the meeting the flood affected villagers appealed to the DC to help them get back to normalcy from the present disaster.
They stated that farming and agriculture produce is the main source of income for their families on which livelihood, economy and children’s education entirely depends.
They also expressed anguish that the flood had brought in thick sand and has covered over the washed fields due to which sustainable cultivation will not be possible for the next two to three years.
Farms, agricultural crops and vegetation, livestock and dwelling houses were stated to have been washed away and some remained damaged by the flood in the past week.
Release of over accumulated water in the Doyang reservoir because of incessant rain is stated to be the cause of flood in the plain areas of Bhandari Sub-division.
In the meeting, DC said that after damage assessment is thoroughly done by the competent departments, different departments with expertise will be engaged to work to help and assist the villagers to settle back to normalcy and in this regard he called on everyone concerned to render their cooperation.
He also reminded them to co-ordinate with the ADC Bhandari in the effort to regain stability and in regard to availing the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) forms for rebuilding efforts out of the present crisis situation.
Earlier in the day, the Deputy Commissioner visited four make shift relief camps at Ruchan and Liphi Villages which are all presently occupied by the displaced families, and later visited the affected public at Renthan village.
He also gave some Emergency Relief Fund, relief materials and Essential Commodities under DDMA to address the immediate needs of those affected and displaced.
During the meeting at Ruchan Village, it was announced that Mhonlumo Kikon, Advisor IT, Science & Technology and NRE would donate his one month Salary to help the flood victims.
Wokha District Departmental heads from Food and Civil Supply, PWD (R&B), District Disaster Management Authority, (DDMA)Wokha,Search and Rescue personnel from SDRF (HG&CD), Agriculture department from Wokha and Civil Administration Bhandari, Police, Medical, IPR, Lotha Lower Range Eloe Hoho and other NGOs from Bhandari accompanied the Deputy Commissioner,Wokha. (Page News Service)