Last updated on: September 8, 2018 at 11:49 pm IST
Dimapur, September 8: With only Rs 2.25 crore collected so far out of the requirement of Rs 800 crore for restoration of damages caused by landslides and flash floods in Nagaland, Governor PB Acharya has made a fervent appeal to the people of Nagaland to contribute generously to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).
So far the State has received Rs 2.25 crore, including Rs 1.25 crore film actor Sushant Singh Rajput handed over to the Chief Minister at Dimapur personally.
Nagaland witnessed unprecedented incessant rainfall in the last week of July and early August resulting in major disaster and havoc that affected normal life in the State. Landslides to sinking landmass in many areas, flooding and water logging in the urban areas claimed 12 lives and more than 300 families were displaced in the State, besides causing destruction to property. Kiphire, Tuensang and Phek are the worst affected and have been cut off from the rest of the country.
Essential infrastructures like power supply lines, communication networks, etc. have been damaged. Supplies of essential commodities to all the districts including petroleum products have not been possible which adds to the misery to the people of affected areas. Properties and crops/vegetation worth crores of rupees have been damaged and many families are still in relief camps, said the Governor.
Acharya called upon all students of Universities/colleges/schools to participate in rebuilding of lives of affected people by contributing minimum of Rs 10 each. He also appealed to all NGOs, Hohos, NMA, NSF, businessmen, social workers, bureaucrats and religious groups, political activists, workers, kisans and all to share and care for flood affected brothers and sisters.
The Governor urged fellow citizens to contribute generously to the CMRF (A/c No.10530527879 IFSC SBIN0000214) or through the IRCSN (A/c No.35316602410 IFSC SBIN0006485) by cash or cheque. Requesting all Deputy Commissioners to take lead in this, the Governor asked all DCs to collect the money within seven days. (Page News Service)