After Joshimath, 50 houses in Karnprayag’s Bahuguna Nagar developed cracks, and many small landslides occurred there.
Cases of land submergence are continuously increasing in the state of Uttarakhand. Around 50 houses in Karnprayag’s Bahuguna Nagar developed cracks, and many small landslides occurred there. The local municipality has asked the administration of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami for assistance. This occurs while Joshimath’s land sinking problem continues.
A thorough investigation of the affected areas of land submergence in Joshimath was carried out by a team of experienced geologists, including Garhwal Commissioner Sushil Kumar and Disaster Management Secretary Ranjit Kumar Sinha. It has been ordered send an NDRF team to Joshimath.
The team carried out door-to-door surveys in the Joshimath neighbourhoods of Manohar Bagh, Singdhar, JP, Marwari, Sunil Gaon, Vishnu Prayag, Ravigram, Gandhinagar, etc. that were affected during this time.
Karnaprayag, which has a population of little under 50,000, is located 860 meters above sea level, whereas Joshimath is situated at 1,890 meters.
Many families of Bahuguna Nagar have left their homes and taken shelter with their relatives staying in other areas. Thirty households in the Upper Bazar Ward of Karnaprayag are also at risk.
More than 50 houses in Karnaprayag have developed cracks. Here, the homes’ courtyards, cracked walls, and sagging roofs reveal how painful the disaster is. Up to 25 homes have developed cracks, among them those of Pankaj Dimri, Umesh Raturi, BP Sati, Rakesh Khanduri, Harendra Bisht, Ravidutt Sati, Darwan Singh, Digambar Singh, and Gabbar Singh.
The local municipality has asked the administration of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami for help. This is happening while Joshimath’s land sinking problem continues.
As a result of landslides occurring in the Joshimath region, the District Disaster Management Authority in Chamoli released a notice on disaster management on Monday.
The notice claims that 678 structures in the Joshimath town region have cracks in them. A total of 81 households have been temporarily relocated for security reasons.
The report stated that, under the Joshimath city area, 213 rooms have been temporarily recognised as liveable; their capacity has been estimated at 1191; moreover, 491 rooms/halls have been found in Pipalkoti outside of Joshimath area; their capacity has been calculated at 2,205,” the report stated.
Along with providing funding at a rate of 5,000 per family for necessary home supplies, the administration has also given affected families food kits and blankets according to their needs. A total of 63 food kits and 53 blankets have been made available.
An official stated on Monday that Joshimath has been separated into three zones depending on the potential severity of risk as a result of the soil subsidence prompting the Uttarakhand government to relocate the inhabitants to safer locations.