Nagaland declared drought-hit state

Kohima in Nagaland
Aerial view of Kohima | Photo courtesy: Morung Express

The entire Nagaland state has been declared a drought-hit state on February 8.

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According to an official statement, the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), having taken into account the conditions as arising from rainfall deficiency and poor crop conditions and the distress situation, has decided to declare drought of a moderate nature in the state.

The decision was taken after almost the entire farming area of Nagaland being affected by rainfall deficiency which was verified through field visits and poor harvest during 2021, and on the basis of reports available from the deputy commissioners and chairperson of the concerned district disaster management authorities (DDMAs).

“Based on the scanty deficit and less than normal rainfall that has been observed from March to November 2021, the declaration of drought would come into effect from September 15, 2021, and would continue to be in effect for 6 months, till further order,” the official report added.

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