Geology and Mining directorate undertakes geo-hazards studies

Mokokchung, May 9 (DIPR): Directorate of Geology and Mining, Nagaland has embarked on a geological hazards study of district headquarters and townships of the state with a special emphasis on landslides and its adverse affect.

Considering the fact that recurrence of landslides posed a serious threats to human habitation, experts from the directorate are on field visits to conduct the studies.

Three geologists led by Mar Walling, who are now camping at Mokokchung town visited different colonies and wards and other localities, particularly landslides-prone areas in and around Mokokchung Town. With the help of Geo-Technology, the experts conducted study on rock formation, type of rocks, soil condition and its positioning. The experts also met officials and the public and heard their observation/knowledge on the subject. The team leader also met the Deputy Commissioner, C.M. Tsanglao in his office chamber and apprised him of their field visit. The other two experts include K. Zavi Chakhesang and Hilto Sumi, both Assistant geologists. 

Sharing views with the experts the Deputy Commissioner said such geo-hazards studies being conducted by the department would go a long way in mitigating the problems and help create awareness among the people about landslides threat to human habitation and agriculture.

The three geologists had earlier visited Zunheboto and Phek Town. On May 4 they held a meeting with government officials, local administration and the public at Zunheboto whole also conducting field visits. 

On completion of the studies, the experts are expected to table a report on their finding and suggestion/recommendations for prevention/protection of landslides recurrence or at least minimize intensity of the problem.