Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday said land subsidence in Joshimath was a challenge for the government but it was efficiently tackled with active cooperation from the Centre.
Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana, who heads a committee working on a settlement plan for Joshimath, submitted his recommendations to a high-powered panel chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Anand Vardhan.
The cabinet decided to increase the amount being given by the state government to the affected families to pay rent from Rs 4,000 per month to Rs 5,000 per month.
Cracks have developed in several houses in Thathri village in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district. The cracks in Thathri come weeks after cracks appeared throughout Uttarakhand's Joshimath, leading to it being labelled as...
Joshimath is sinking gradually with huge cracks developing in houses, on roads and fields. Many houses have tilted and are sinking, locals said
The subsidence zone of Joshimath sank 5.4cm in 12 days between December 2020 and January 2023, while it recorded 9cm in seven months between April and November 2022.
A team of the Geological Survey of India (GSI) is studying Doda’s affected Thathri village and the cause of the cracks can only be ascertained after the GSI submits its report, say officials. However, villagers say the...
As many as 25-28 buildings of the Army have developed minor cracks and soldiers have been relocated from Joshimath. If needed they would be permanently relocated to Auli.
It has also been decided to "mechanically remove" two hotels in Joshimath that have been badly affected by land subsidence.
Addressing the India-UK Workshop of Geosciences in New Delhi on Tuesday, Jitendra Singh said that the observation systems will be in place by Wednesday, noting...
As more houses and buildings develop cracks in Joshimath, the authorities will begin a demolition drive today to tear down unsafe houses and hotels.
Experts are exploring the causes of land subsidence after which whatever treatment is needed will be done, he said.
Nearly 100 houses in the picturesque town of Joshimath, which lies 50km from the revered Badrinath temple, are not in a state to be used.
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