Joshimath, Uttarakhand has been declared as landslide and subsidence affected area.

  • Joshimath, Uttarakhand was declared as landslide and subsidence affected area on 8 January 2023.
  • Joshimath in Uttarakhand is currently facing landslides. Big cracks are being seen betweeCracks have been observed in 561 buildings, said the District Disaster Management Department.n people’s houses and roads.
  • People are spending their nights outside in the bitter cold due to the fear of their houses collapsing.
  • Joshimath is a hill town located on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway (NH-7) in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
  • The city is a tourist town as it serves as a rest stop for people visiting Badrinath, Auli, Valley of Flowers, and Hemkund Sahib.
  • Joshimath is a deposit of sand and stone – it is not the main rock – so it was not suitable for settlement.
  • Here the natural factors have been imbalanced due to vibration caused by explosions, heavy traffic etc. Lack of proper drainage facilities is also a reason for landslides.
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