Nagaland gets Rs 4.69 crore relief donation; Zero from Centre

Nagaland gets Rs 4.69 crore relief donation; Zero from Centre
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Kohima, September 18: Hit by the worst disaster in the recent decade during this monsoon season, Nagaland is yet to receive any relief fund from the Central and State governments while contributions from individuals and NGOs is to the tune of Rs 4.69 crore.
In his written reply to a query from Opposition MLA, Muthingyuba Sangtam in the Assembly here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said “No funds have been received from the Central and State governments for the recent calamity.
Nagaland has undergone one of the worst disaster of the recent past this monsoon. The State government after the visit of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on August 6 last had submitted a memo seeking relief fund of Rs 800 crore.
The government had announced that the unprecedented series of disaster in Nagaland has affected at least 13.19% of the total population of Nagaland and severely affected 48,821 families in 532 villages while an area of 5408.57 acres agricultural sector have also been impacted.
In the Assembly today, Rio said, “Relief received from individuals and NGOs under Chief Minister’s Relief Fund till date is Rs 4,69,24,536.83”.
The amount is being utilized for relief, rehabilitation, ex-gratia for the affected families and to meet the critical gaps not covered under National Disaster Response Force sanctions.
He said that detailed list of affected persons are under compilation by respective districts and consolidated final list is yet to received.
He, however, said that affected population is much higher since whole Kiphire district and several administrative sub-divisions in all the 11 districts have been affected severely. (Page News Service)