Rijiju, Rio could not conduct aerial survey of rain-affected Nagaland

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Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Sunday could not conduct the aerial survey to assess the flood and landslides-hit areas in Nagaland.

Rijiju along with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and central and state government officials boarded a Mi17 Indian Air Force helicopter from Dimapur airport to assess the damages in Kiphire district bordering Myanmar and Nagaland state capital Kohima. They were also scheduled to inspect the Doyang hydro-electric project in Wokha developed by North Eastern Electric Power Corp Ltd to see the rise of water level which has been affecting downstream including Assam’s Golaghat district.

However, the survey could not land in Kohima owing to foggy weather and had to return to Dimapur.

Rijiju reportedly promised Rio that an Internal Ministerial team would be sent to Nagaland within a week to prepare a correct projection of the financial requirement.assured to provide all assistance to the State to deal with the natural calamity that caused loss of human lives and damage to properties besides cutting off many parts of the State.

Rio expressed appreciation to the Centre for positively responding to the difficulties being faced by Nagaland due to calamities caused by heavy rainfall in the state.

Rio took to twitter to say, “I welcome Union Minister @KirenRijiju to #Nagaland. We are humbled and grateful for the help and support that you are providing at such a critical time”.

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