Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the ongoing rescue and recovery operations in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath after hundreds of houses developed huge cracks. Hundreds of rescue teams have been developed.
The central agencies have also extended support to the Uttarakhand government to draw out strategy and its implementation.
Short, medium and long – every type of strategy is being prepared to bring back the situation under control.
For many years, warnings against the large scale construction in and around Joshimath Including the hydropower projects were given by experts as it might lead to land subsidence and which eventually happened.
The affected families are being evacuated to the safe places. A team of National Disaster Response Force along with four teams of state disaster force have been deployed in Joshimath for the tasks.
“A clear time-bound reconstruction plan must be prepared. Continuous seismic monitoring must be done. Using this opportunity, a risk sensitive urban development plan for Joshimath should also be developed,” said a statement by Prime Minister office.
According to the sources, members from the National Disaster Management Authority and Secretary Border Management will tomorrow visit the state to review the situation.
On Sunday, Chief Minister visited the affected areas to review the situation and asked the officials to speed up the relief operations.
The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun and the National Remote Sensing Centre have been asked to study Joshimath via satellite imagery and submit its detailed report with pictures at the earliest.
While, experts say that factors including the human activities and many natural have led to this land subsidence but the locals are continuously blaming the constant construction and climate change as the cause.
Currently all the construction related works have been halted in and around Joshimath including lNTPC’s hydel project and Chardham all-weather road.