Uttarakhand: Land subsidence, cracks in 561 houses in Joshimath, citizens protest; Scientists’ team to investigate the reason | WATCH
The ongoing land subsidence has led to cracks appearing in as many as 561 homes in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath which led to at least 66 families migrating from their homes due to the looming danger.
The residents are not only not only in panic but also are protesting against this. They took to the streets with torches lighted in their hands. The statement of CM Pushkar Singh Dhami has come to the fore, saying that necessary steps will be taken to help people.
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On the instructions of Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, a team of scientists will soon reach the spot to investigate the matter. The engieers from Geological Survey of India, Wadia Insitute and IIT Roorkee have been included in the team.
Large cracks appearing in numerous homes in the town of Joshimath, Uttarakhand, caused alarm among the locals, and an unusual protest was witnessed on the streets as people emerged with torches in their hands.
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Numerous people are seen marching through the streets holding torches in protest of the fractures in the houses that have appeared as a result of land subsidence, sometimes known as the vertical sinking of land.
SDC Foundation has released its third report on major natural calamities and accidents in Uttarakhand. According to the Uttarakhand Disaster and Accident Synopsis (UDAS) report, over 500 houses in Joshimath are not fit to live in. In the report, concern has been expressed about the frequent landslides in Joshimath.
People allege that the administration has not taken any action to deal with the situation, due to which they came out on the streets on December 24. On this day, around 800 shops in the city remained closed as a protest. The reasons for the Joshimath landslide have also been mentioned in the report. Apart from this, there no major disaster or accident has happened in the state in December 2022.
I will go there myself and review the situation: CM Dhami
CM Pushkar Singh Dham said that his government was continuously reviewing the matter of landslide. Two days back, reports have been taken in this regard from the Chief Secretary and officials of the Disaster Management Department. Whatever is needed there, work will be done accordingly. A team of experts is being sent there on Thursday. He added that he would go there himself and review the situation.
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