Joshimath Land Subsidence: Amit Shah Speaks To Uttarakhand CM, State Govt Releases Rs 45 Crore Special Rehabilitation Package
Joshimath Land Subsidence: Amit Shah Speaks To Uttarakhand CM, State Govt Releases Rs 45 Crore Special Rehabilitation PackageUnion Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday (11 January) held a telephonic conversation with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and inquired about the situation in Joshimath.

Shah assured all possible passistance to the state government on land subsidence issue in the hill town of Joshimath, according to the Uttarakhand Chief Minister's Office.

Around 723 buildings have been spotted with developed cracks due to land subsidence in the Joshimath area. So far, the authorities have declared 86 buildings as unsafe zone. To date, about 499 families have been rehabilitated.

The Uttarakhand CM on Wednesday visited Joshimath to inspect extent of damages caused due to cracks. He also interacted with locals and visited the relief camps where he met people staying there.

Dhami announced that the state government would provide financial aid of Rs 1.5 lakh to the people affected by the land subsidence as temporary relief.

"In the long run, we will try to compensate people on basis of the provisions we have after a complete assessment of the extent of the damages caused in Joshimath," Dhami was quoted by ANI as saying.

Following CM's announcement, the state government released an amount of Rs 45 crore for the special rehabilitation package and grant for the displacement of the affected building owners/families due to land subsidence in Joshimath.

Further, the state government has also formed a 11-member committee constituted for transparent distribution of immediate interim assistance to the affected people in Joshimath and to decide the rate of rehabilitation package.

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