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Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a town and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located at a height of 6,150 feet, it is a gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrim centres like Badrinath. It is home to one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara.
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Centre approves 1,658 crore recovery plan for JoshimathThe Centre approved a Rs 1,658-crore recovery plan for Joshimath in Uttarakhand to make the hill town an excellent example of ecological sustainability. The plan will be implemented in three years,..
NGT asks for fresh report on JoshimathThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) was dissatisfied with the report of the Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board on Joshimath subsidence. The NGT asked the board to submit a fresh report within three..
NDMA wants no-construction areas in hillsNDMA has recommended that no construction should be allowed within 250m of the landslide areas shown under the landslide hazard zonation (LHZ) map of Uttarakhand's mountainous region, reports Gaurav..
Joshimath disaster: Government against financial help to household without valid land-ownership documentThe report also recommended designating no-building zones in the land-use maps and denying any grant or relief to buildings constructed in such zones should there be a disaster.
Parts of Joshimath have sunk by 3.6ft, says reportThe National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) has released a report stating that certain areas of Joshimath in India have sunk vertically by over 3 feet and moved by 1.4 feet. The report..
NTPC gets 'clean chit' in JoshimathIn their report to the government, Geological Survey of India and National Institute of Hydrology have given a 'clean chit' to NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project in connection with water gushing..
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Ground creaking under overbuilt tourist townsJoshimath, the gateway to Badrinath, is perhaps the most glaring example of this explosive growth. Its population has grown tenfold from around 2,500 in 1976. Early this year, cracks appeared in..
After Joshimath, cracks now in homes 90km from DoonFollowing large-scale subsidence in Joshimath town of Chamoli district, fresh cracks and incidents of sinking have been reported in over two dozen houses at Khamroli village and surrounding areas of..
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Cracks now in Joshimath ‘safe zone’ homesSeveral houses across three wards in subsidence-hit Joshimath town, which were earlier under "green zone" and considered safe by experts, have now started developing cracks. In some places, existing..
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Joshimath families told to exit shelters for yatri rush, back in 'unsafe' homes
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Irked with govt, Joshimath locals to stall Badrinath yatra on Day 1Blaming the state government for "dilly-dallying on the issue," JBSS members on Sunday said that they will "continue the daily protest and have planned to shut down markets and block vehicular movement..
Stop projects, or will block Badrinath yatra: Joshimath residents
Uttarakhand tables Rs 77k crore budget, sets aside Rs 1k crore for Joshimath and subsidence-hit areas
Fresh water discharge sparks Joshimath fears
Joshimath grain godown develops cracks, to be shifted
This monsoon will be critical to Joshimath’s future: Panel
Chardham Yatra 2023: Joshimath to receive special attention; improved roads with app monitoring, fast road repairsUttarakhand CM prepares for Chardham Yatra, BRO to stay in Joshimath.
Joshimath cracks are up to half-km long, 2 feet wide: SurveyA ground survey by a committee of four experts from state-run Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University has revealed that Joshimath has cracks up to “2 feet wide and half-a-km long”. This is the first..
Char Dham Yatra 2023: Is Badrinath visit risky due to Joshimath sinking crisis? Know what experts saidExperts believe that the Char Dham Yatra 2023 route to Badrinath Dham can be risky due to the current Joshimath sinking crisis, which can put travelers at risk.
After Joshimath, cracks appeared in 28 houses in Karnaprayag and Badrinath highwayKarnaprayag residents who opt to rent housing will be given a monthly payment for a period of six months.
Cracks in Karnaprayag, people asked to move outKhuranna told the affected families that the district administration would pay them rent for a new accommodation for the next six months if they decided to move out of their crumbling houses. "An order..
Ahead of Char Dham yatra, fresh cracks spotted on Badrinath highway near JoshimathSanjay Uniyal, office-bearer of Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (JBSS), a citizens’ group which has been highlighting the subsidence problem in Joshimath, said, “There are new cracks in at least..
Char Dham yatra to begin on April 22 amid Joshimath fearsThis year’s yatra will be held against the backdrop of the land subsidence in Joshimath, about 45km away from Badrinath, and it may prove a challenge for the authorities. Known as the ‘gateway to..
Mussoorie sinking like Joshimath? Evidence of land subsidence in Uttarakhand city, roads show cracksA photo showing cracks in the roads of Mussoorie sparked a wave of concern in Uttarakhand, with many thinking that the city is sinking just like Joshimath.
Uttarakhand cabinet okays compensation policy for affected Joshimath residentsThe Uttarakhand cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to the Joshimath rehabilitation policy to provide compensation to the residents of the hill town who have been affected by land subsidence. While the..
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Silent on construction details, government says Himalayas unstableIn 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..
Reality contrary to government claim, fresh cracks have appeared in houses, say Joshimath localsSanjay Uniyal, treasurer of Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (JBSS), a citizens’ collective which is spearheading the movement in support of the residents, said, “We are receiving regular reports..
No Joshimath-like situation in Jammu village: Lieutenant governor Manoj SinhaThe J&K administration is keeping close watch on Thathri village of Jammu’s Doda where several houses have developed cracks, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said Saturday and denied that the situation was..
J-K: Two dozen structures developing cracks in Doda under close watch, authorities say not Joshimath-like situationGeological 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.
After Joshimath, NGT to study ‘capacity-stretched’ MussoorieTaking suo motu cognisance of media reports that the Joshimath land subsidence was a warning for hill towns like Mussoorie which are operating much beyond their carrying capacity, the National Green..
Watch: Building collapses in J-K's Doda after developing cracks, Joshimath-like crisis fearedNumerous local residences have recently experienced structural cracking, prompting this new construction.
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Not just Joshimath, ground’s also slipping under Rishikesh, NainitalThe issue of crumbling buildings has echoed in several other places of Uttarakhand like Karnaprayag, Uttarkashi, Guptkashi, Rishikesh, Nainital and Mussoorie, to name a few. A TOI team visiting the..
Sinking JoshimathJoshimath, the gateway to Badrinath, Auli, Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib, has developed cracks in many of its buildings. Here's how
Cracks appear on key Badrinath highwayScientists involved in studying Joshimath’s land subsidence told TOI on Tuesday that snow and rain – which began on January 20 – had caused “significant” cracks on the strategically key..
Fresh cracks appear on Badrinath highway amid land subsidence crisis in JoshimathAccording to the DM, a Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) team was sent out to assess the situation.
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Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami says 70% of Joshimath residents leading ‘normal lives’During his meeting with home minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Wednesday, Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami said “65% to 70% of Joshimath residents were leading a normal life and only 30% have been..
Joshimath crisis keeps tourists away from Auli