The People of Joshimath who claim that the Himalayan pilgrim town is sinking, are blaming their predicament on large-scale electricity and road infrastructure projects.
They are asking that the government relocate everyone who has lost their houses in the town and provide them with new ones. They accuse the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited TapovanVishnugad power plant of causing harm and urge prompt government action on resettlement.
Representatives of the National Disaster Management Authority would visit the town to evaluate the situation and provide guidance to the Uttarakhand government.
On Sunday, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) held a high-level review of the situation in Delhi. State and Central authorities, as well as specialists in geology and disaster management. The matter was also discussed with Mr. Dhami by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
P.K. Mishra, the Principal Secretary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the safety of those residing in the impacted region should be the State’s priority right now.
Four members of the State Disaster Response Team and a group from the National Disaster Response Force have arrived in Joshimath, where the local government is coordinating with the affected families to organize their evacuation and relocation to safer locations with suitable provisions for food, housing, and protection.