The Nagaland government has declared the entire state as hit by drought of moderate nature.
The Nagaland state disaster management authority made the declaration after taking into account conditions arising from rainfall deficiency and poor crop conditions. It also considered the distress situation in almost the entire farming area affected by these conditions through field verifications and poor harv ests during 2021. This was also done on the basis of reports available from the deputy commissioners and chairmen of district disaster management authorities concerned, an official release said on Tuesday. Based on scanty rainfall observed from March to November 2021 in the state, the declaration of drought would come into effect from September 15, 2021 (retrospectively) and will continue to be in effect for six months till further orders, it said.