Landslide ravages paddy field at Yapatsu valley

Landslide ravages paddy field at Yapatsu valley
Portion of the paddy fields damaged by the landslide, which occurred at Yapatsu valley, Kasha area under Tseminyu sub-division.

 

Tseminyu, September 3 (MExN): With heavy rains and floods devastating many pockets of Nagaland, the rice-growing regions are staring at heavy losses as many of the plantations are in ruins.

 

Reporting of such calamity, Kasha Lowrin Youth Organisation in a press release issued by its president Kegwayhun Tep stated that due to torrent rain, a devastating landslide hit Yapatsu valley, Kasha area under Tseminyu sub-division. The landslide has affected vast landmass from Yapatsu valley till the Shu River measuring almost 1000 meters breadth and around 7000 meters in length. It stated that the people of Kasha area have been practicing paddy cultivation in the Yapatsu valley for many decades where the landslides have damaged the cultivated land areas. The natural disaster has “affected more than 40 paddy fields including Jhum cultivation and fishery ponds, which is worth more than rupees one crore.”

 

“The natural disaster has not only affected the present yielding but will also pose an infeasible for future cultivations, thus affecting the subsistence of the villagers which is a serious threat to the economy and may further lead to famine,” the Kasha Lowrin Youth Organisation added.

 

Therefore, the villagers have appealed to the authorities concerned and the Government of Nagaland to intervene and provide assistance.