The case of land subsidence in Joshimath, Uttarakhand has reached the Supreme Court. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati Maharaj of Jyotishpeeth has filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court on Saturday through his lawyer. It has been said in the petition that due to this landslide, the entire area is in panic. That’s why the Supreme Court should immediately intervene in this matter, and order the government to take assistance. It has been said in this PIL that the incidents of land subsidence that have taken place in Joshimath at present should be declared as a national disaster and the National Disaster Management Authority should be sent to help the residents here. Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami reached Joshimath and inspected the affected areas. During his tour, CM Dhami met the families of the victims. Tell that till January 6, cracks have appeared in 603 houses here. There are more than 100 houses in these, which can collapse anytime. Of these, 44 families have been sent to a safer place for the time being. According to the information, ISRO and ONGC teams will serve Joshimath.
Saving lives of people is our first priority – Pushkar Singh Dhami
According to the information, incidents of cracks and land subsidence have been reported in at least 9 wards in Joshimath. Explain that the district administration has identified 229 rooms with a capacity of 1271 people for the affected families. Earlier on Friday, after reviewing the current situation in Joshimath with officials through video conference, CM Dhami said, “Saving lives is our first priority.”
All construction projects stopped in Joshimath
Cracks are increasing rapidly in Joshimath. In view of this, all construction activities have been stopped in and around Joshimath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, as cracks have appeared in the buildings of the town. District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana has informed about this on Saturday. Speaking to ANI, the District Magistrate said that all construction work has been stopped in Joshimath in view of the situation. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is scheduled to visit the town and inspect the landslide affected areas. The District Magistrate further said, “In view of the local situation in Joshimath, all construction work has been stopped till further orders.