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Joshimath subsidence: Only 25% houses have cracks, don’t spread panic, CM Pushkar Dhami

Cracks were noticed in more than 50 other houses in Joshimath in the last 24 hours. Earlier this figure was 723.
03:26 PM Jan 12, 2023 IST | APN Live
joshimath subsidence  only 25  houses have cracks  don’t spread panic  cm pushkar dhami

Only 25 per cent of the houses in Joshimath have developed cracks, such houses have been evacuated, said Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.


The Uttarakhand CM made the above remarks while addressing a meeting with officials and experts on Thursday on Joshimath land subsidence case.

The CM has appealed to not create such an atmosphere of panic that Joshimath is ending. As an immediate relief, the assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh will be sent to the accounts of the affected by Thursday evening.


Meanwhile, Army Chief General Manoj Pandey said that minor cracks have appeared in 25-28 buildings of the army base. The troops have been temporarily shifted to Auli. If needed, their posting will be made permanent.

Tourists will not come due to the atmosphere of fear: CM

CM Dhami said that the economy of Joshimath is dependent on tourism. There is also the Char Dham Yatra after 4 months. Tourists will not come if such an atmosphere is created. Rs 1.5 lakh will be immediately transferred to the accounts of the affected by evening. Later, more help will be given to the affected. We have formed a committee of government and public representatives, which is holding discussions on compensation.


Today’s updates from joshimath

  • Uttarakhand government has told Delhi HC that 2 committees have been formed for displacement of people.
  • The Uttarakhand government has released a fund of Rs 45 crore to the affected.
  • Swami Ramdev’s company Patanjali has sent two trucks full of relief material to Joshimath.
  • Cracks have also appeared in houses in Chamba in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.
  • A committee of 11 members has been formed to give relief amount to the affected.
  • Sunil Ward of Joshimath including Gangotri, Auli in Uttarakhand received snowfall on Thursday.

Cracks in 50 more houses in last 24 hours

Cracks were noticed in more than 50 other houses in Joshimath in the last 24 hours. Earlier this figure was 723. On the other hand, people say how can they give up their property without the compensation being decided. Some people were shifted to hotels, but even there there were cracks. This angered the people. They said that when they have to die, they would prefer to die in our homes.

Meanwhile, there is confusion in Joshimath about the surveys of the houses. People allege that everything is not as it seems. Three families are living in one room. Cold winter nights are proving to be a nightmare for families with young children. In the morning, most of these families come and sit in the verandahs of their houses.

These parts of the Himalayas are also in danger

• Mussoorie: Landslides are also happening in the hilly areas of Landour. There are already more than 700 collapsed buildings in the landslide area. Experts have warned of collapse of houses there anytime.

• Chamba: Cracks were also reported in some houses in Chamba area of Tehri Garhwal district. A road tunnel was made for the all-weather road three years ago in the Chamba region. Experts say that since the construction of the road tunnel, the complaints of cracks in the houses have increased.

• Karnprayag: Cracks have started appearing in about 50 houses due to landslide. Cracks have occurred in 15 shops in the area. Many families have gone to live in the houses of their relatives in fear. The administration has called a study team for this.

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