Joshimath crisis: Cracks develop in 5 new buildings, crackometer installed on wall shifts

Joshimath crisis Cracks develop in new buildings crackometer installed on wall shifts

India Today 7 Feb 2023 8:23 pm

Issues related to Joshimath sinking before HC: Uttarakhand govt to Delhi HC

New Delhi: Issues related to the sinking of Joshimath are being looked into by the high court in Uttarakhand following an order of the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday. A bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma was hearing a petition by lawyer Rohit Dandriyal seeking to direct the Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Feb 2023 7:26 pm

Uttarakhand Says High Court Looking Into Issues Linked To Joshimath Sinking

Issues related to the sinking of Joshimath are being looked into by the high court in Uttarakhand following an order of the Supreme Court, the Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday.

NDTV 7 Feb 2023 7:03 pm

J&K: Three houses collapse after developing cracks in Ramban

Few days after the complaints of the locals of Doda about the cracks developing in their houses in Jammu and Kashmir. Joshimath-like pictures are coming out from Ramban district. Three houses collapsed on February 06 after developing cracks in Ramsu area of Ramban, Jammu and Kashmir. However, the cause for the collapse is different. People have been shifted to safer places after cracks appeared in several houses. A local said, The work of 4-laning is going on here for which they dug the mountain, due to which the soil started sliding and 3 houses collapsed and 3-4 houses are in danger. We have been shifted to the school.

The Times of India 7 Feb 2023 1:26 pm

J&K: After Doda, Ramban witnesses Joshimath-like situation; 3 houses collapse after developing cracks

J&K: After Doda, Ramban witnesses Joshimath-like situation; 3 houses collapse after developing cracks

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 11:10 am

Govt to take a call after NDRF submits report on Joshimath: Bhupendra Yadav

The island project includes an international container transhipment terminal, a large green field international airport, a township, and a solar and gas-based power plant.

The New Indian Express 7 Feb 2023 9:35 am

Watch: Heres what the govt replied in Parliament on questions over land subsidence in Joshimath

In the backdrop of the recent land subsidence episodes of Joshimath area in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, the government has told Parliament that many parts of the Himalayas have unstable and dynamic geology, which may lead to land subsidence and landslides. It also said that the region has been witnessing gradual subsidence. The governments remarks came while responding to different Parliament questions on Joshimath episodes in the Rajya Sabha last week. Though the ministry of earth sciences (MoES), in its written reply, remained silent on the details of heavy construction works carried out in the region and violations, if any, of the extant parameters, it said geology of many locations in Himalayan region is unstable and dynamic, and environment clearance is mandatory before any major construction project is taken up.

The Times of India 6 Feb 2023 8:26 pm

Joshimath Sinking: Cracks Increase, Crackometer Installed in House Shifts

Joshimath Crisis: The cracks on the Badrinath Highway near Singhdhar Ward have also been increasing. The administrative officers inspected the spot after receiving information about it.

Zee News 6 Feb 2023 7:25 pm

Joshimath crisis: Cracks increase, crackometer installed in house shifts

Joshimath: The cracks that have developed in the houses and structures in Uttarakhands Joshimath have started increasing again, after no new cracks were seen for around a week. A crackometer installed in a house in Singhdhar ward has shifted from its place due the widening of cracks. The affected resident, Ashish Dimri has demanded that Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 6 Feb 2023 6:56 pm

Uttarakhand: After Joshimath, cracks appear in 38 houses of Karnaprayag

After Uttarakhands Joshimath and Jammu and Kashmirs Doda, cracks appeared at houses in another place of Uttarakhand. So far, 38 houses of Karnaprayag witnessed cracks on February 06. Karnaprayag is a town that comes under Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

The Times of India 6 Feb 2023 4:46 pm

Another Joshimath? Government awaitsGSI report in 'land sinking' J-Ks Doda district

At least 21 structures including 19 houses, a madrasa and a mosque have been rendered unsafe after developing major cracks.

The New Indian Express 6 Feb 2023 2:36 pm

'Fear continues across Joshimath'

'Cracks continue to appear in more and more houses.' 'We believe the government is not going to tell us the truth.'

Rediff 6 Feb 2023 11:38 am

Delhi: Uttarakhand CM Dhami flags off vehicles carrying relief material for Joshimath

Delhi: Uttarakhand CM Dhami flags off vehicles carrying relief material for Joshimath

The Times of India 5 Feb 2023 6:30 pm

'Tejashwi Yadav doesn't have a cabinet', Congress on Bihar cabinet expansion

Patna: Political mercury is once again rising due to cabinet expansion in Bihar. Bihar Congress President Akhilesh Prasad Singh gave a statement in Shivhar. He said that four places are made for his party in the cabinet. This has been discussed with the Chief Minister. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also given consent. More ministers will be made from the Congress quota. Now whoever he wants can speak, it has nothing to do with him. In fact, on the question of not expanding the cabinet of the Deputy Chief Minister, Congress President Akhilesh Prasad Singh said that it is the prerogative of the Chief Minister to expand the cabinet. He himself has met the Chief Minister regarding this issue. The Chief Minister has said in the Madhubani meeting that he will become a minister from the Congress quota. He further said that I do not know who speaks what, or why he speaks. Does the Deputy Chief Minister's statement make any sense? Akhilesh Singh said in clear words that it is not the Deputy Chief Minister's cabinet, but the Chief Minister's. The Chief Minister can keep or not keep whomever he wants in the cabinet. He said that his party has 19 MLAs and four MLCs. Others have two to four MLAs. For his party, there is room for four in the cabinet. Consent has also been received from the Chief Minister for this. Let us tell you that the expansion of the cabinet is being discussed in Bihar since Makar Sankranti. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also given a statement regarding this. He had said that more ministers of Congress and RJD can be made in the Chief Minister, however, he also put an end to the speculations of Upendra Kushwaha becoming the Deputy Chief Minister. Here, Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav said on cabinet expansion that there is no possibility now, On his statement, the BJP took a jibe at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand said that Nitish Kumar is now only the home minister. Joshimath-like situation in J&K's Doda, people said- Where to go now? Congress leader in support of Sharjeel Imam who wants to cut Assam from India! 'Tiger has now become old', BJP attacks CM Nitish Kumar

News Track 5 Feb 2023 3:19 pm

Can't Save Yourself from Ill-effects if You Play with Nature: Yogi's Key Message on Joshimath | Exclusive

Speaking on the issue of settlements in river catchment areas, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that major destruction can happen when rivers unleash their monstrous form

News18 5 Feb 2023 3:09 pm

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami flags off relief material to Joshimath

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami flags off relief material to Joshimath

The Times of India 5 Feb 2023 2:48 pm

Situation Not Akin To Joshimath: Sinha

Jammu: Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday said the administration was keeping a close watch on two dozen structures in Doda developing cracks but denied the situation was akin to the land subsidence witnessed in Joshimath. The best possible assistance will be extended to the affected families of Nai Basti in the Thathri area, situated around []

Kashmir Reader 5 Feb 2023 1:48 am

Joshimath situation looms large in J&K village: Survey team reaches Doda after 22 structures develop cracks [details]

For the last month Nai Basti village, situated on the bank of the river Chenab in the Doda district, is sinking. After three houses collapsed the inhabitants of this village have been shifted to safer places.

IBTimes 4 Feb 2023 6:56 pm

J-K: Two dozen structures developing cracks in Doda under close watch, authorities say not Joshimath-likesituation

Geological Survey of India experts have come in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda to conduct an in-depth investigation; their findings will be presented to the government.

DNA India 4 Feb 2023 5:06 pm

House sink as Doda village witnesses Joshimath-like crisis

Houses Develop Cracks, Many Families Shifted Doda/Jammu: Its a Joshimath-like crisis in Doda district where nineteen families were evacuated after their homes developed cracks at a village in Doda district, officials said on Friday. The authorities also declared unsafe a mosque and a religious school for girls at Nai Basti village in Thathri, 35 kilometres []

Kashmir Reader 4 Feb 2023 2:00 am

Seven houses in J-K's Doda develop cracks amid Joshimath chills

Seven houses in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district have developed cracks and their residents are now staying elsewhere, sources told India Today on Friday. This comes close on the heels of buildings in Joshimath developing cracks.

India Today 3 Feb 2023 1:21 pm

Highways In Uttarakhand Blocked Due To Heavy Snowfall

Highways in parts of Uttarakhand were blocked on Tuesday due to heavy snowfall. Vehicular movement was halted on Joshimath-Auli motorway and Chamoli-Kund Highway 107. According to wether department, the minimum temperature of Chamoli district will be 3 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature is expected to be around 15 degrees Celsius.

NDTV 31 Jan 2023 12:43 pm

Build, but smartly: Infra along LAC is strategically vital. But Joshimath shows why projects must respect mountain ecology

India is finally ramping up infrastructure development across LAC. Chinas lead on this has had a clear bearing on the mobility of Indias troops in the region. And since Galwan in 2020, there has been...

The Times of India 30 Jan 2023 2:15 am

Joshimath subsidence: Declare Himalayas eco-sensitive zone, demand experts

Unplanned and uncontrolled construction in the name of development in Uttarakhand has brought Joshimath on the brink of sinking, experts said here, demanding that the Himalayas be declared an eco-sensitive zone. In a resolution passed at a roundtable organised by the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) on Saturday, experts termed as inadequate the steps taken to deal with the prevailing situation in subsidence-hit Joshimath. They also asked the government to consider taking long-term measures to address the problem, saying a similar situation may arise in Nainital, Mussoorie and other areas of Garhwal as well if the so-called development driven by human greed is not checked in the hill state. Declare Himalayas as an eco-sensitive zone. Regulate big projects causing devastation, the resolution said. While the width of the road under the Char Dham road widening project must be regulated to intermediate standard to minimize the damage to the terrain, the Char Dham railways project shoul

Business Standard 29 Jan 2023 10:22 am

Carrying capacity study to prevent another Joshimath

The ministry is also working on a sustainable tourism model under the national tourism digital document.

The New Indian Express 29 Jan 2023 9:09 am

Question from the homeless in hills: Three times since the 2013 Kedarnath flood the judiciary could have helped prevent the Joshimath calamity, but didnt

Home is what one chooses it to be. Neighbourhood, country and even the planet itself evoke a sense of belonging to the right-minded. And yet there has been an unacceptable indifference to the systematic desecration...

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 2:25 am

Opinion: The Kalaignar Pen Statue in Chennai will script fisher disasters

Landslides in the Himalayas and storms in the Bay of Bengal are commonplace. Such natural events turn into disasters only when human lives or property is harmed. We now know enough about land and the seas to be wary of the vulnerabilities and limits of human activity in locations such as the coast, hillsides, deserts, floodplains, and riverside. Why then do we still contend with tragedies like the Bhopal gas disaster, the Joshimath land subsidence, or the devastating flash floods in Kedarnath in 2013, or the urban floods in Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad or Mumbai? The quality of due diligence exercised by authorities in assessing Tamil Nadu governments proposal for former and late Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhis memorial a 52-metre Pen Statue inside the Bay of Bengal offers some insights by spotlighting the fault lines that lead to environmental and social disasters. It is known that the Bay is no placid lagoon to be trifled with. The site chosen for the Pen Statue off Chennais famous Marina Beach, is itself a monument to human hubris. In 1881, the British built the breakwaters for the Chennai harbour which interfered with the flow of sediments along the shoreline. As a result, entire villages to the north of the harbour were eroded and swallowed by the sea, while the southern shores grew, permanently and disastrously blocking the Cooum river mouth. A public hearing for the Pen Statue is scheduled to be held at Kalaivanar Arangam, Chennai, at 10.30 am on January 31, and a draft Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the 'Proposed Construction of Muthamizh Arignar Dr Kalaignar Pen Monument in Bay of Bengal off the Coast of Marina Beach' has been published for comments. The 383-page document claims to present the baseline status of the project site, local communities, their livelihoods and the environment (flora, fauna, air, water and sediment quality) in and around the project site, the proposed projects projected impact on the baseline, and the management measures to be undertaken to mitigate those impacts. But as explained below, the poor quality of the EIA report is itself an insult to Kalaignars literary genius. Wrong in law Until March 2015, statues and monuments inside the sea were not permissible under the Coastal Regulation Zone rules that were created under the Environment Protection Acts provision empowering the Union government to take all such measuresfor the purpose of protecting and improving the quality of the environment. The law stood in the way of the Government of Maharashtras proposal to erect a statue for Shivaji inside the Arabian Sea. So the law was changed to introduce the following caveat in the list of prohibited activities: Reclamation for commercial purposes such as shopping and housing complexes, hotels and entertainment activities [except for construction of memorials/ monuments and allied facilities, only in CRZ-IV (A) areas in exceptional cases, by the concerned State Government, on a case to case basis. To make up for the arbitrariness of the exemption, conditions were imposed requiring such proposals to provide justification for locating the project in CRZ area along with details of alternate sites considered, submit a full EIA, and undergo a public hearing. The exemption, though, applies to structures only in CRZ-IV(A) areas. The pedestrian pathways and approach structures from the beach to the Pen Statue inside the sea traverse CRZ 1A (turtle nesting grounds), CRZ II (urban coastline) and CRZ IVA (sea). The memorial is not covered by the exemption. But instead of rejecting it at the pre-appraisal stage on legal grounds, experts at the state and Union-level and the state environment department appear to have taken a politically expedient decision to entertain the proposal. Second, a statue can be constructed anywhere on land, including inside the Secretariat. No justification has been provided for locating the project inside the sea. Rather, the alternative site analysis evaluates three sites all of which are inside the Bay of Bengal. Hiding fish, obliterating fishers Indian EIAs are notorious for their shoddy science, plagiarised content and fudged and irrelevant data, and for being vacuous despite their size. This EIA provides a case in point. The Terms of Reference for the EIA requires primary baseline data on aquatic flora and fauna, demographics and livelihood, and evaluation of impact of the project on marine life, migratory species, and fishing activity. No baseline survey for either aquatic flora/fauna or local demographics and livelihood base was carried out. That is like diagnosing and prescribing treatment without even examining a patient. The secondary data presented for plants and animals pertain to the Adyar River, not even the Cooum which empties into the Bay near the project site. For a project that is to come up inside the sea and on a notified turtle nesting beach, the EIA is peppered with inane conclusions such as this: The study area is in non-forest land where presence of fauna is very rare. As such, there will be no adverse impact of the plant unit activity on fauna around the plant unit area. The mention of plant unit in reference to a memorial project suggests that these sentences may have been lifted from some other EIA report pertaining to a plant (factory). A marine survey claims to have been carried out between May and July 2021, well before the proposal was even submitted for CRZ clearance. According to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes Parivesh website, the proposal was submitted on August 11, 2022 and the Terms of Reference for the EIA was issued on September 27, 2022. This survey, though, does not present an exhaustive record of flora and fauna. Rather it is arbitrarily restricted to data about bathymetry, marine water and sediment quality, pelagic organisms, sensitive marine species (seagrass, coral reef, exotic fish, etc). The survey concluded that: Seabed was devoid of any sensitive species like coral reefs, seagrass, and Olive Ridley turtles. The structures will be built on piles, which will be positioned such that they will not disturb any fishing activities. During the survey, no fishing boat movement was observed throughout the project area as well as in the vicinity of the 500 m radius of the proposed Pen Statue. No sensitive marine flora and fauna were found in and around the proposed project site. The marine water and sediment quality were found to be optimum. Plastic bags, wrappers, and PET bottles etc were found floating on the surface. Seabed was found clear with better visibility from the midpoint to bottom of the sea bed. These conclusions fly in the face of what local fisherfolk will tell you about the sea, seabed, and the life that thrives in this region. For instance, gravid mother turtles visit Chennais beaches to lay eggs during the cooler months between December and March and not during the summer when the survey was conducted. The Pen Statue, which will urbanise a prominent turtle nesting coastline, neither acknowledges the coast as a nesting site for a scheduled species nor provides for its conservation. Contrary to the survey finding, the marine sediment quality is anything but optimum. Even this EIAs sediment data records that mercury levels in six out of eight samples are at dangerously high levels already. Dredging and construction in such contaminated sediments will resuspend the settled mercury and spread the contamination further afield. The EIA does not discuss any of these possibilities and their impact on the food chain. The list of fish reported from the Pen Statue site includes fish that do not exist, such as letrius, engraylish lobster and synargis. If the second is a reference to English lobster, that makes this site the first to host a species of commercially precious lobster that is restricted to the cold waters of Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea. The only mention of anything remotely resembling synargis in fisheries is of Lutjanus synagris , a variety of snapper found in the western Atlantic. As for Letrius, according to Google, it is a half-destroyed planet in a sci-fi novel titled Tyrant Robot of Letrius. Just as the EIA brings alive fishes never heard of before by the regions fishers, it invisibilises the richness of the ocean floor in the region, and exposes the authors ignorance of the diversity of fishers, fishing methods and their craft and gear. The report wipes out the presence of fishers from their local seas by claiming that no boats were observed during their survey. Ironically, the survey itself was carried out using a local fishing boat piloted, in all likelihood, by a fisherman who could have helped enrich the EIA with his experiential expertise about the local seas and the coastline. On December 1, 2022, Urur Kuppam fisher elder S Palayam called me excitedly. The Chief Minister should visit the beach behind his fathers memorial today. Fishing boats from three districts Thiruvallur, Chennai and Kanchipuram are gathered here. There is an unseasonal bounty of shrimp in the kadavadu seru (the muddy seabed) exactly around where the Pen Statue is to come up, he explained. A memorial should trigger good memories of the departed soul. This project is a kick to the stomachs of fishers. Stalin should call it off, he said. Local fishers also point to the importance of nearshore and shore fishing in the waters behind the Chief Ministers memorials to poorer fishers without the means to own boats and gear. Ignoring the importance of such fisheries to the local economy, the EIA report claims that No fishermen will do fishing within 360 m from the shore. As the shoals of fishes would be available only in the deep venture ( sic ) of the sea. It is common knowledge that in tropical seas, fish are found in the nutrient-rich waters closer to the shore, and it is the coastal waters that are most intensely fished and contested over. The authors failure to study fishing habits and methods is evident in their claim that the project will not interfere with fishing activity as the structure will be built on piles i.e. there will be a clearance between the Pen Statue platform and the sea. Fishers point out that having structures, especially in the form of concrete columns that support the pedestrian bridge or the monument itself, are a major hindrance. There are four prominent ocean currents at play here, Palayam explained. The olini is a powerful current that flows from east to west from the sea towards land. Memeri flows in the opposite direction. The Vanni flows from north to south and is the dominant current during the Vaadai season (northeast monsoon). The Thendi currents are southerly currents that characterise the Kachaan season (southwest monsoon). We set our nets as per the prevailing currents, expecting the nets to drift a bit. The proposed structure will block the drift, and the nets will snag on the pillars and be destroyed. Each net may cost anywhere between tens of thousands and several lakhs. Who will compensate the fisher for the damaged net? asksled Palayam. The reports glib denial of easily verifiable facts exposes a disregard not just for the interests of fisherfolk but also for the security of the city. For a maritime metropolis, Chennais resilience hinges on a healthy and respectful relationship with the sea. Such a relationship is impossible without respect for the lives and livelihoods of fishers that have the closest connect with the local seas. Far from memorialising the late Chief Minister, Kalaignars pen memorial has the power to write over the Dravidian social justice narrative by obliterating marginal geographies and livelihoods. Nityanand is a Chennai-based writer and social activist. Views expressed are the authors own. 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The News Minute 27 Jan 2023 3:51 pm

Joshimath on sea?: Mega projects for Andaman and Nicobar need to be ultra-sensitive about ecology and tribes

The representation of nearly 100 former civil servants to President Droupadi Murmu against development plans on Great Nicobar Island needs to be given serious thought. Recall that last November the Union environment ministry had given...

The Times of India 25 Jan 2023 2:20 am

That sinking feeling: By turning our mountains into molehills well put us all in the deep end

Are our mountains becoming molehills? The once remote and difficult to get to place of pilgrimage in the hills, Joshimath, has hit recent headlines because it has subsided by several feet under the crushing weight...

The Times of India 24 Jan 2023 2:05 am

Joshimath: Cracks appear on Badrinath National Highway

Joshimath: Cracks appear on Badrinath National Highway

The Times of India 23 Jan 2023 8:47 pm

Joshimath land subsidence: 863 buildings with cracks identified so far

So far, the district administration has identified 863 buildings that have developed cracks due to subsidence in the Joshimath city area

Business Standard 22 Jan 2023 10:29 am

In a fresh scare, cracks widen on Badrinath road

Secretary Disaster Management Department, Dr. Ranjit Sinha told reporters that the administration is keeping a close watch on the submergence of Badrinath National Highway in Joshimath.

The New Indian Express 22 Jan 2023 7:45 am

Joshimath Sinking: All areas expect one have normal situation, informs CM Dhami

Joshimath Sinking: All areas expect one have normal situation, informs CM Dhami

The Times of India 21 Jan 2023 7:56 pm

Joshimath: Model huts being built for residents affected by land subsidence

Joshimath: Model huts being built for residents affected by land subsidence

The Times of India 18 Jan 2023 12:48 am

Exposure of highway stretch in Uttarakhand to landslides likely to increase

Scientists have found that vulnerability of the highway stretch in Uttarakhand between Joshimath and Rishikesh to landslides is likely to increase

Business Standard 17 Jan 2023 4:28 pm

Hills, stop copying the plains: Joshimath shows we need a radically different growth model for Himalayan states

What is unfolding in Joshimath is a tragedy. But this tragedy is not due to climate change; climate change-linked extreme events may have exacerbated the situation, but the sinking of Joshimath is our doing. The...

The Times of India 17 Jan 2023 2:25 am

We'll resettle subsidence-hit Joshimath people to new place: Uttarakhand CM

We'll resettle subsidence-hit Joshimath people to new place: Uttarakhand CM

The Times of India 16 Jan 2023 2:24 pm

Hotel being demolished in the wake of land subsidence crisis in Joshimath

Hotel being demolished in the wake of land subsidence crisis in Joshimath

The Times of India 16 Jan 2023 1:11 pm

Joshimath crisis: Natures way of warning us for Gods sake, stop being more greedy!

The story of the farmer and the golden goose is a familiar one for most of us. The farmer killing the bird which lays a golden egg every day in the hope that he...

The Times of India 16 Jan 2023 12:18 pm

Share, dont gag: NDMA edict to govt scientists on not talking about Joshimath will help no one, including government

The National Disaster Management Authority has instructed government institutions and officials to avoid interacting with media or share information on social media about land subsidence in Joshimath. The gag order will be in force till...

The Times of India 16 Jan 2023 2:20 am

We Are Sitting On A Time Bomb: Congress's Sujata Paul On Joshimath Crisis

At the outset we must understand that you cannot hide information and find solutions. We are sitting on a time bomb, and we know that, we need to reach out to people, says Sujata Paul, Spokesperson Congress.

NDTV 16 Jan 2023 12:06 am

PM Modi Is Himself Looking Into The Joshimath Crisis, Says BJP Supporter

Even the Prime Minister, he himself is looking into this overall crisis. Whether it's a man made one or an ecological disturbance, we don't know, says PKD Nambiar, Supporter BJP.

NDTV 15 Jan 2023 11:06 pm

Gag Order After Joshimath Images: PR Priority Over Public Safety?

The Congress and environmentalists have slammed the government advisory that asked ISRO and several other government agencies and institutes not to interact with the media or share information on social media on the situation in Joshimath. Concerns over land subsidence in Joshimath mounted on Friday as satellite images released by ISRO showed the Himalayan town sank 5.4 cm in 12 days. Why stop data and information from coming when it can help plan better? Is PR priority over public safety?

NDTV 15 Jan 2023 9:37 pm

NTPC's hydel project not linked to 'sinking' Joshimath, says PowerMin

The union power ministry has now come in support of its wholly owned power generator NTPC Ltd backing its claim that the hydropower project had no role in play in the cracks being witnessed

Business Standard 15 Jan 2023 5:40 pm

Accumulation of water beneath earth main cause of cracks developing in buildings in Joshimath

It is quite common in the hills that water, whether natural or effluent of residential areas, accumulates at places in due course of time and develops into a force that endangers the areas around. Such...

The Times of India 15 Jan 2023 1:27 pm

Cracks near launch pad of Asias longest ropeway Auli near Joshimath

The cable car, run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, has been running since 1993, and brings around Rs 4.5 crore annually for the state exchequer.

The New Indian Express 15 Jan 2023 8:59 am

Gag order on Joshimath:NDMA asks govt bodies, experts not to share data to avoid 'confusion'

The preliminary study by NRSC-ISRO said the land subsidence was slow between April and November 2022 during which Joshimath had sunk by 8.9 cm.

The New Indian Express 15 Jan 2023 8:55 am

Joshimaths salvation lies on a new path but will we walk it?

Joshimath is sinking. Why? One reason is that the town came up on landslide debris, which was unable to bear the load of houses and roads. Another is that its located in a seismically active...

The Times of India 15 Jan 2023 5:00 am

Joshimath sinking: Compassion, not blind law, should rule the day

It was not very long ago that we were being told that building of multi-lane highways, tunnelling and blasting fragile mountains was a matter involving national security.

The New Indian Express 15 Jan 2023 5:00 am

Government Bodies Told Don't Go To Media On Joshimath Without Permission

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Uttarakhand government have asked over a dozen government-run organisations and institutes and their experts not to make any unauthorised comment or statement on the situation in Joshimath.

NDTV 14 Jan 2023 10:11 pm

Why the Joshimath crisis is a grim reminder of the threat faced by mountain towns

The Uttarakhand government is in a crisis management situation in Joshimath. Senior IAS officer Dr R Meenakshi Sundaram, secretary to the chief minister, is overseeing the relief and management operations in the mountain town. Dr...

The Times of India 14 Jan 2023 3:13 pm

Joshimath sinking: ISRO satellite report highlights subsidence up to 9 cm in 7 months

Joshimath sinking: ISRO satellite report highlights subsidence up to 9 cm in 7 months

The Times of India 14 Jan 2023 3:04 pm

Nobody Wants To Leave Joshimath: Ex Chief Minister Harish Rawat On Uttarakhand Crisis

Congress leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat spoke to NDTV and said that people have told thim that they don't want to leave Joshimath as the place has historical significance.

NDTV 13 Jan 2023 11:49 pm

Compensation For Joshimath Evacuees To Be Revised, Says Chief Minister: Top Stories

Authorities at Uttarakhand's sinking town, Joshimath have started dismantling two multi-storey hotels deemed unsafe after the soil shifting. The process resumed after a revised compensation deal for residents as hundreds protested saying they were not being paid enough compensation. A man was injured after a portion of a road caved in Shoolay Circle in central Bengaluru. This comes two days after a woman and her 3-year-old died as a metro pillar harness fell over them at the under-construction area. Army Chief General Manoj Pande has said that the situation along the northern borders with China is under control but still remains 'unpredictable'. He added that while the ceasefire has held well on the Pakistan border, the neighbour's support towards terror infrastructure and terror groups was still persistent. Vishnu Som reports.

NDTV 12 Jan 2023 9:00 pm

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Revises Compensation For Those Affected In Sinking Joshimath

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami today said that the relief package has been released for nearly 3,000 families affected by gradual land subsidence in the Himalayan state. Meanwhile, the dismantling of two hotels tilting dangerously towards each other in Joshimath resumed today with the hotel owner saying he was left with no option but to comply.

NDTV 12 Jan 2023 8:58 pm

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Joshimath land subsidence

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Joshimath land subsidence

The Times of India 12 Jan 2023 2:30 pm

Exclusive: On Joshimath, Chief Minister's Don't Create Fear Appeal

Only a fourth of the homes in Uttarakhand's sinking town Joshimath have cracks, Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami said today. He also said Rs 1.5 lakh would be given to families as compensation by this evening. After Joshimath, the state government is checking other towns for similar problems. We are studying other cities in the area and how much weight they can take. Accordingly, we will take steps, Mr Dhami said.

NDTV 12 Jan 2023 1:24 pm

Joshimath land subsidence: Hotel owner's family demands compensation

Joshimath land subsidence: Hotel owner's family demands compensation

The Times of India 11 Jan 2023 5:00 pm

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India Today 11 Jan 2023 11:00 am

NDTV Exclusive: On Camera, 2 am Drilling At 'Sinking' JoshimathAmidBan

At Uttarakhand's sinking town of Joshimath, where more than 700 homes have developed cracks and residents are being moved to safety, banned drilling activity has resumed in the dead of night. At 2 am early Wednesday, an NDTV team caught on camera stone-crushing and drilling in full swing in the mountains just outside Joshimath, near the highway that connects the area to the holy town of Badrinath.

NDTV 11 Jan 2023 9:34 am

The need to regulate economic activity in hills more sensibly

Human activity needs to be informed by wisdom, not just knowledge. Or else, we will have many more Joshimaths.

Livemint 11 Jan 2023 12:50 am

I Accept There Were Lapses On Our Part: BJP Spokesperson On Joshimath

...I accept that there were lapses on our part, Shadab Shams, BJP spokesperson, said when asked whether the party would accept that the Joshimath disaster is a result of administrative failure.

NDTV 10 Jan 2023 11:58 pm

We Could Have Averted Joshimath Disaster Had Government Listened: Activist

We have been advising the government for 14 months. We could have averted this disaster had the government listened to us... We had even told the government to consider the findings of the committee we formed, Atul Sati, activist, said when asked the comment on the brewing Joshimath disaster.

NDTV 10 Jan 2023 11:58 pm

Steep Slopes, Lack Of Drainage System Behind Joshimath Disaster: Geologist

This is a fragile situation... One of the reasons is steep slopes covered by loose materials. The second reason is that there is no drainage system in place, which forces the water to percolate, Dr Charu C Pant, retired geologist of Kumaon University, said on sinking Joshimath.

NDTV 10 Jan 2023 11:58 pm

Uttarakhand's Joshimath sinking: Demolition process of two hotels begins

The work of razing the dilapidated buildings, which have been declared unsafe to live in, has also started

Business Standard 10 Jan 2023 4:32 pm

678 buildings marked unsafe, evacuation process underway in sinking Joshimath

Joshimath is sinking gradually with huge cracks developing in houses, on roads and fields. Many houses have tilted and are sinking. Demolition drive in the sinking town of Joshimath to raze the residences and buildings prone to collapse will begin tomorrow, January 11. So far, 678 houses in Joshimath have developed cracks, and 81 families have been temporarily shifted to safer locations. The authorities have identified unsafe and dangerous buildings in the region and have marked them with red cross (X) symbols. Follow indiatoday.in for the live updates on the demolition drive in Joshimath.

India Today 10 Jan 2023 1:03 pm

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India Today 10 Jan 2023 11:00 am

Two hotels among unsafe structures to be demolished in 'sinking' town of Joshimath today

A demolition drive to raze unsafe houses and hotels in the 'sinking' town of Joshimath in Uttarakhand is to begin today as more houses have developed cracks.

India Today 10 Jan 2023 9:31 am

Joshimath sinking: Families shifted to safe places, Central team to visit for assessments

Joshimath sinking: Families shifted to safe places, Central team to visit for assessments

The Times of India 10 Jan 2023 9:00 am

Joshimath: The sinking land

The Indian Express 10 Jan 2023 6:10 am

Greening GDP: Joshimath must be a wake-up call. Factoring in environmental costs, in projects and in national output

The emergency evacuation of residents from parts of Joshimath should serve as a national wake-up call. The towns land subsidence problem featured in government reports over four decades ago. But that wisdom got bulldozed by...

The Times of India 10 Jan 2023 2:20 am

Broken-back mountains: Joshimath, Darjeeling, Sikkim Time to cap the numbers of vehicles, tourists in hill towns & ask if we need every fast connectivity option

In 1851, Seattle, chief of the Suquamish tribe around Washingtons Puget Sound, is believed to have delivered what many still consider to be one of the most profound environmental statements made by man. In reply...

The Times of India 10 Jan 2023 2:10 am

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NDTV 9 Jan 2023 9:18 pm

Save 'Sinking' Joshimath: NDTV Ground Report

Central teams reached Dehradun today to survey villages affected by the shifting soil in Joshimath, which has been declared a disaster-prone area. Around 600 homes have been evacuated. NDTV's Tanushree Pandey reports.

NDTV 9 Jan 2023 9:11 pm

Joshimath: People from 68 houses shifted, PM Modi monitoring situation, says CM Dhami

Joshimath: People from 68 houses shifted, PM Modi monitoring situation, says CM Dhami

The Times of India 9 Jan 2023 7:52 pm

Joshimath: Dozens evacuated from 'sinking town'; rescue operations intensified

Dozens of families from Joshimath have been evacuated after large cracks appeared in their homes and on roads. The area has been declared disaster-prone. More than 600 houses have developed cracks so far due to gradual land subsidence, which refers to the ground slowly sinking. Officials said they were providing dry ration supplies and financial assistance to affected families. Around 68 families have been moved so far to temporary shelters that have been set up in hotels and guest houses in safer areas.

The New Indian Express 9 Jan 2023 7:03 pm

Joshimath collapse: Uttarakhand is on the brink

The Indian Express 9 Jan 2023 2:40 pm

Tenants in Joshimaths Singdhar flee town amid land subsidence scare

Tenants in Joshimaths Singdhar flee town amid land subsidence scare

The Times of India 8 Jan 2023 10:44 pm

NTPC Project Primary Reason For Joshimath Disaster: Activist

We have been raising these questions since Nov 2021 when the first cracks appeared. But we have been fighting against the project since 2003. The NTPC project that passes right below Joshimath is the primary reason for this disaster, Atu Sati, convenor of group Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti', said when asked who is to blame for this disaster at Joshinath.

NDTV 8 Jan 2023 10:35 pm

Joshimath Situation Not Out Of Control: BJP Spokesperson

We know that the geologists say that Joshimath is going down by 85 mm each year. NTPC is saying it is not because of them... We stand with the people. We will do everything we can... The situation is not out of control. We are not trying to spread panic, Shadab Shams, spokesperson, BJP Uttarakhand, said when asked whether affected people would be able to go back to their normal lives.

NDTV 8 Jan 2023 10:35 pm

That Sinking Feeling: Can Joshimath Be Saved?

The land on which the people of Joshimath live on is literally slipping from under their feet as cracks have been seen in hundreds of houses over the past few weeks. Around 600 families have been evacuated and a high-level meet has been held - but is it too little, too late?

NDTV 8 Jan 2023 9:43 pm

Tunnelling led to weakening structure : Ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on Joshimath crisis

Tunnelling led to weakening structure : Ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat on Joshimath crisis

The Times of India 8 Jan 2023 4:28 pm

Uttarakhand sitting on a disaster bomb and the Modi way to safety

No disaster comes with a prior notice. It is however the human mind that tries to assess the impending risk and devise measures to avoid the impact and reduce its devastating effects. Joshimaths tragedy makes...

The Times of India 7 Jan 2023 10:35 pm

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami in 'sinking' town Joshimath, meets affected families

Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami arrived in Joshimath on Saturday to conduct an inspection of the landslide-affected areas and met the affected families.

India Today 7 Jan 2023 12:49 pm

In Sinking Joshimath, Evacuation From Danger Zones, Choppers On Standby

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will visit Uttarakhand's sinking town, Joshimath, on Saturday, to assess the situation following the collapse of a temple and several houses. He has ordered immediate evacuation of around 600 families.

NDTV 7 Jan 2023 9:53 am

Who tunnels through a sinking town? Despite decades of studies warning of Joshimaths geological stress, authorities went ahead with power and road projects

Residents of Joshimath are protesting because their homes, roads and agricultural fields developed enormous and sudden fractures over the past few days. Water is gushing out of fields while houses are developing cracks. This, prima...

The Times of India 7 Jan 2023 2:25 am

Joshimath: Safety of people first priority, says CM Pushkar Singh Dhami

Joshimath: Safety of people first priority, says CM Pushkar Singh Dhami

The Times of India 6 Jan 2023 11:17 pm

Joshimath 'sinking', CM orders evacuation from danger zones, setting up shelters

Crevices and cracks have reportedly developed in as many as 561 houses in Uttarakhand's Joshimath as a result of continued land subsidence in the town,

India Today 6 Jan 2023 7:24 pm

Joshimath land subsidence: Chamoli Admin arranges shelter homes for locals

Joshimath land subsidence: Chamoli Admin arranges shelter homes for locals

The Times of India 6 Jan 2023 3:39 pm

Joshimath: Disaster affected areas being inspected

Joshimath: Disaster affected areas being inspected

The Times of India 6 Jan 2023 2:53 pm

Jolt from Joshimath: Govts have finally woken up to a hill town being on the brink of an ecological disaster. But more needs to be done

Amid protests in Uttarakhands Joshimath over deepening cracks in houses, the district administration has halted road and power plant construction works in the towns vicinity. Theres little doubt that aggressive construction in recent decades has...

The Times of India 6 Jan 2023 2:15 am

It's Sinking: Holy Town In Uttarakhand Stares At Exodus As Houses Crack

Cracks have developed in at least 570 houses in Uttarakhand's Joshimath as a result of continued land subsidence. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will visit the town soon to take stock as he is getting expert reports and preparing a plan.

NDTV 5 Jan 2023 5:05 pm

People in Uttarakhand's Joshimath protest as houses develop cracks

People in Uttarakhand's Joshimath protest as houses develop cracks

The Times of India 5 Jan 2023 1:55 pm