A high-level meeting was held in the Prime Minister’s Office (Meeting in PMO regarding Joshimath landslide) after incidents of land subsidence and cracks in houses in Joshimath, Uttarakhand. This meeting was called by Dr. PK Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. In which all aspects of the matter were discussed with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Home Secretary, other senior officials of the Central Government and members of the National Disaster Management Authority. Tell that, cracks are increasing in the land of Joshimath. An eight-member expert panel headed by Ranjit Sinha, secretary of the Disaster Management Department, has studied the situation and sent its report to the central and state governments. 25 percent areas of Joshimath are said to be affected by this landslide.
Officials reached Joshimath
Along with this, Chief Secretary Dr. Sukhvir Singh Sandhu, DGP Police Ashok Kumar and Chief Minister’s Secretary RK Meenakshi Sundaram also visited Joshimath. All of them did on-site inspection of landslide affected areas. During this, the Chief Secretary said that the safety of the citizens is very important in the immediate situation. For this, the local administration is continuously working. He appealed to the local people not to take any risk under any circumstances. Shift there as soon as possible.
The Chief Secretary said that the cause of landslide is being ascertained by the team of expert scientists of the country. Whatever happens for Joshimath, it will be done here. CM Pushkar Dhami had recently visited Joshimath and there he took stock of the situation by meeting the affected people. The case of land subsidence in Joshimath has reached the Supreme Court. Shankaracharya Swami Avimukteshwaranand of Jyotish Peeth has filed a petition in this matter. It has been demanded in the petition that financial assistance should be given to the affected people and their property should be insured. In the petition, Swami Avimukteshwaranand has also expressed the possibility of destruction of many historical religious places.