Kohima, May 16 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on May 16, 2020 are as follows:
1. Assam Rifles conducted various activities
Tuensang Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) reached out and provided assistance to civilians in Police Bazaar, Tuensang by distributing assorted ration packets to 200 unprivileged and needy families on 14 May 14, 2020.
Also, Zunheboto Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) provided assistance to migrant labourers of Akuluto Town, Zunheboto District by providing essential items and basic medicines on May 14, 2020 amidst the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. A total of 10 migrants, who are facing extreme hardship due to ceasing of employment activities were benefitted from this endeavour and expressed their gratitude in these challenging times.
2. DC Longleng informs on Requisition for Quarantine Centre
Since it has become imperative for the district to setup additional quarantine centre to accommodate the stranded people coming from other states, the RUSA Boy’s hostel, Yingli College, Longleng has been requisitioned as quarantine centre by the Deputy Commissioner, Longleng M. Shayung Phom according to the Nagaland Epidemic Disease (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 under the Epidemic Disease Act of 1897.
Further, all aspects of the building will be under the authority and control of the Deputy Commissioner, Longleng until the end of the current COVID-19 crisis or till further order.
3. A total of 522.45 hectares of agricultural crops damaged by Natural Calamities
An Assessment Of Damage On Agriculture Crops By Natural Calamities during COVID-19 Lockdown was done, and as per the field reports, a total of 522.45 hectares of agricultural crops were damaged.
During the past few weeks the impact of heavy rainfall, thunder squalls and hailstorm were experienced causing crop losses in various parts of the state. An assessment on the scale of damage in terms of the area and types of field crops affected were surveyed by the Field Officers and Functionaries in their respective posting Districts and Sub-Divisions.
According to the Director of Agriculture, M.Ben Yanthan, the names of the affected farmers has been collected by the respective DAO’s and SDAO’s even in the face of the state-wide lockdown measures and travel restrictions for onward submission to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, GoI, Kolkata division.
4. ADC Tening Constitutes Committee for Quarantine Centres
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Rhosietho Nguori has constituted a committee for quarantine centres for Tening with an action plan for Sub Divisional Task Force (SDTF) on May 15, 2020.
The Incident Responders are Responsible Officer, ADC; Incident Commander, EAC; Medical Officer (MO), MO of Community Health Centre (CHC); Safety Officer, Officer Incharge of Police Station; Resource Unit Leader, Block Development Officer.
The staging area will be at the ADC’s residence, DBs court. Kitchen of the two centralised mess will be at Angawadi Centre 1 and 4.
Setting up of committees and briefing/ orientation of SDTF/ Task Force on SOPs of quarantine facilities, cleaning of the quarantine centres and premises along with sensitisation of village councils under Tening Sub Division was held on on May 16, 2020. Training of youth volunteers (both Tening town and village) will be held on May 17, 2020.
5. Report on Law & Order and facilitation of essential goods and services in the State
The Joint Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Home Department, Hiazu Meru issued a report on Law & Order and facilitation of essential goods and services in the State on COVID-19 lockdown as on May fifteen.
The report stated that one person violated the lockdown and three persons were bound down, fines were imposed on 276(two hundred and seventy six) vehicles under various sections of the MV Act and Rs. 47,000/- was also collected.
On essential goods, the report stated that shops for food grains, milk and groceries were all opened and made available in all the districts except Mokokchung. Medicines were available in all the districts and that there was no shortage of essential goods in the State as per the report.
The movements of essential service providers like electricity, telecom facilities, medical facilities etc and personnel/workers in manufacturing units and commercial vehicles for distribution of essential commodities and e-commerce agents was not restricted in the State.
Further, it informed that there are four active relief camps where sixty one migrant labourers are housed and four active food camps where more than eight hundred daily wagers/needy persons were provided with food/dry rations.