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Kiren Rijiju to Visit Flood Affected Areas in Nagaland

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NEW DELHI, Aug 4: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will visit flood and landslides affected areas of Nagaland on Sunday.

A government press communiqué informed that Rijiju will be accompanied by a team of officers from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

The team will visit the flood and landslides affected areas of Dimapur and Kohima and review the search, rescue and relief measures taken by the State government and other Central government agencies with the Chief Minister of the State government, chief secretary and other senior officers of the State administration.

During the current season, various parts of Nagaland are reported to have been affected by heavy rains and rain oriented calamities including landslides at various places. A teams of NDRF consisting of 35 rescuers with essential rescue equipment are already deployed in Nagaland to assist the State administration in the relief and rescue operation as well as distribution of essential relief material and to provide medical support to affected people at the time of emergency. Two Air Force helicopters have also been deployed in Nagaland for assisting State administration in lifting and dropping of essential commodities, the communique added.

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