PMO to hold high-level meeting on Joshimath crisis | India News
PK Mishra, the prime minister’s chief secretary, will hold a review meeting with the cabinet secretary, other senior central government officials and members of the government. National Disaster Management Agencyan official statement said.
Joshimath district officials in addition to senior Uttarakhand officials will also attend the review meeting via videoconference.
Minister Uttrakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami visited Joshimath on Saturday to assess the situation on site, a day after he directed the immediate evacuation of about 600 affected families.
An eight-member expert panel recommended that “houses in Joshimath that suffer maximum damage should be demolished, habitable areas identified, and the relocation of those at risk.” be done immediately”.
The team of experts, tasked with urgently assessing damage to buildings and the extent of land subsidence (subsidence) in Joshimath, visited the affected areas during the two-day survey and completed the survey. to improve the report on Saturday, a copy of this report is sent to the TOI.
It observed “severe damage” in Sunil, Manohar BaghSinghdhar and Marwari, compared to the most recent field survey just a few months ago in August 2022.
Meanwhile, the number of affected structures – residential, commercial and even temples – that have developed major cracks has increased from 561 to 603 in just 48 hours. The holy town has been facing severe land subsidence, which has worsened over the past few days.
Joshimath, the gateway to famous pilgrimage sites like Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib and international ski destination Auli, is facing a major challenge due to land subsidence