Nagaland battling with flood yet media pays no heed

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Floods in Kerala were devastating, hundreds lives lost, crores of properties damaged. Media covered the way it should have and helping hands across India came forward in their aid.

But, incessant rainfall in the last few weeks has flooded several areas of Nagaland, at least 12 people have died so far and over 4000 people have been displaced, yet it is getting no media attention at all.

With the state’s road network badly damaged, basic essential commodities are either being air dropped or shipped on smaller vehicles to as far as possible.

It may be noted here that Nagaland had donated Rs 1 crore for the Kerala Flood relief at a time when the state itself is reeling under similar circumstances.

The state government has reportedly sought an advance amount of Rs 100 crore from the Centre to restore connectivity in the region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Saturday speaking to the Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio took stock of the flood situation in parts of the State and has assured all possible support to the state in the rescue and relief operations.

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