Centre Constitutes Panel to Conduct ‘Rapid Study’ of Gradual Sinking of Land in Joshimath

GG News Bureau

New Delhi, 7th Jan. The central government established a panel on Friday to conduct a “rapid study” of the occurrence and impact of land subsidence in Joshimath, Uttrakhand.

According to an office memorandum issued by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, the panel, which includes representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Forest, the Central Water Commission, the Geological Survey of India, and the National Mission for Clean Ganga, will conduct a “rapid study and examine the cause of the occurrence and its impact or key impact” and submit a report to the NMCG within three days.

According to the statement, the committee will look into the effects of land sinking on human settlements, buildings, highways, infrastructure, and riverine systems, among other things.

Joshimath serves as a gateway to Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, and the Auli ski resort. For a long time, haphazard construction activities have been taking place in the area without regard for the amount of pressure the town can withstand, he said, adding that this may have resulted in cracks appearing in the houses there.

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