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Uttarakhand : So far 47 families have been shifted in Joshimath landslide case, high level meeting of CM today

More than 500 buildings have developed cracks due to landslide in Joshimath city. Now the government is taking serious steps on this issue. In this episode, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has called a high-level meeting on Friday. Senior officers including Chief Secretary Dr. SS Sandhu and both Additional Chief Secretaries will be present in this. The Chief Minister will also visit Joshimath on Saturday to take stock of the situation. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is keeping a close watch on the issue of frequent landslides in Joshimath. He has also held a review meeting about the situation in Joshimath four days back. He had given instructions to rehabilitate the affected families. On the instructions of the Chief Minister, a team of experts led by Secretary Disaster Management Dr. Ranjit Kumar Sinha has reached Joshimath to re-study the area.

The team of disaster management and geologists had reached on Thursday

Apart from the Garhwal Commissioner, a team of disaster management and geologists reached Joshimath on Thursday on the instructions of the government. The team discussed the situation in the city with the administration officials. In the late evening, the team also inspected the hotels in the city which have developed cracks. Apart from this, the team of geologists also reached JP Colony and saw the leakage of water. On Thursday, Garhwal Commissioner Sushil Kumar, Disaster Management Secretary Ranjit Kumar Sinha, Executive Officer of Disaster Management Piyush Rautela, NDRF Deputy Commandant Rohitas Mishra, Landslide Mitigation Center scientist Santoon Sarkar, IIT Roorkee Professor Dr. BK Maheshwari and other technical experts. The team reached Joshimath. Garhwal Commissioner and Disaster Management Secretary reviewed the situation while taking a meeting of officers in Tehsil Joshimath. The team of experts gathered information from the officials about the landslide happening in the city and discussed the action taken so far.

15 families were shifted on Thursday

The scope of landslide is increasing in Joshimath, due to which there is an atmosphere of panic in the entire city. The district administration has shifted 15 families on Thursday from the point of view of security, while so far 47 families have been taken to a safer place. Arrangements have been made for these families to stay at various safe places including Municipality, Block, BKTC Guest House, GIC, Gurudwara, Intermediate College, ITI Tapovan. Besides this, more than 60 tenants and landlords have themselves taken shelter in safe places. If the affected are to be believed, more than eight hundred houses have developed cracks, which are in danger.

The work of marking is being done continuously by the district administration

The district administration is continuously working to identify the buildings which are in danger due to increasing landslides, so that there is no loss of life or property. Responsibility has been given by nominating nodal officers for electricity, water, food, toilets and other basic arrangements in the relief camps. District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana is also constantly reviewing the situation. The administration team including Additional District Magistrate Dr. Abhishek Tripathi and Joint Magistrate Dr. Deepak Saini is busy taking stock of the situation on the spot. Not only this, in view of the danger of landslides, SDRF, NDRF and Police Security Force have been put on alert mode.

  • Total population of Joshimath – more than 30000
  • Buildings in the city – more than 5000
  • How many buildings in the affected area – government figures 561, non-government figures 800
  • How many buildings in danger – 10 government, 700 private and 90 commercial

What happened when

  • November 2021: There was a landslide in Joshimath city in November 2021.
  • June 2022: Independent geologists conducted a survey and attributed the landslide to the tunnel of NTPC’s hydroelectric project.
  • August 2022: Wadia, IIT Roorkee and GSI scientists conducted a survey and submitted a report in September under the leadership of Disaster Management Director Piyush Rautela, in which other suggestions including water drainage, well-planned construction, sewerage treatment were given, but these were not implemented. Happened.

Affected will shift here

Municipality Guest House, Tourist Lodge, Madhav Ashram, Primary School, Temple Committee Guest House, Jyotirmath Ashram, Gurudwara, Inter College, Meeting Center (with accommodation for more than 400 persons)

Affected area

Gandhi Nagar, Marwari, Lower Bazar, Singhdhar, Manohar Bagh, Upper Bazar, Sunilgaon, Parasari, Ravigram

How many families shifted

  • Official figure, 47
  • Landlords left the houses, 10
  • Tenants left damaged houses, more than 50