Joshimath has been sinking for 4 years, satellite images revealed

Joshimath sinking for last four years, satellite images revealed

Satellite observations have recorded that Joshimath has been sinking for the past four years. According to the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), satellite images of the city of Uttarakhand between 2018 and 2022 have shown that its eastern part is shifting an average of about 10 cm every year due to the landslide … Read more

Joshimath: Why rehabilitation in Pipalkoti village is not a good idea?

Joshimath: Why rehabilitation in Pipalkoti village is not a good idea?

The Uttarakhand government decided to relocate more than 120 families affected by the Joshimath land subsidence to Pipalkoti, 36 km from the crisis-affected city, in the first phase of rehabilitation. However, the people of Pipalkoti have opposed the government’s decision. Rehabilitation in Pipalkoti village Joshimath is 38 km from Pipalkoti while Badrinath is 75 km. … Read more

Joshimath crisis: Number of buildings with cracks rises to 849

Joshimath crisis: Number of buildings with cracks rises to 849

After hotels, now the damage can be seen in residential buildings. The crisis in Joshimath deepened as the number of buildings with cracks rose to 849, a few hundred more than what was reported just 2-3 days ago. Of these, 165 buildings are located in the danger zone. The authorities have moved families living in … Read more

‘It’s huge’ Joshimath may have sunk by nearly 2.2 feet, More than ISRO’s estimate

'It's huge' Joshimath may have sunk by nearly 2.2 feet, More than ISRO's estimate

Joshimath may have sunk approximately 2.2 feet (70 cm), Times of India reported citing sources, citing a recent ground assessment of damaged areas in the picturesque town. The figure is well above the data survey by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) which found subsidence of 5.4 cm in the last 12 days. The ISRO … Read more

Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti blames NTPC for landslide

Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti blames NTPC for landslide

Amid evacuations and demolitions in Joshimath, the Joshimath Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (JBSS) has blamed the NTPC for the subsidence of the land here in this city of Uttarakhand. NTPC Come Back banners Local residents have been pasting banners on their shops, homes and businesses reading ‘NTPC Come Back’ to express their anger at the hydroelectric … Read more

Why ISRO has withdrawn its report on the Joshimath land subsidence?

Joshimath crisis: Number of buildings with cracks rises to 849

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Uttarakhand government have ordered several state institutions, including the ISRO, not to interact with the media or share information on social media about Joshimath’s situation without prior approval. The National Disaster Management Authority has prohibited government institutions from interacting with the media and sharing data on social … Read more

Joshimath Crisis: Ropeway service connecting Auli suspended

Joshimath Crisis: Ropeway service connecting Auli suspended

A cable car service connecting Uttarakhand’s Joshimath to Auli has been halted as huge cracks were detected near the cable car platform, an official confirmed. Ropeway service suspended “The impact of the [land subsidence] in Joshimath is spreading,” said Dinesh Bhatt, manager of the Ropeway Operation. More than 700 houses have developed cracks in Joshimath, … Read more

Joshimath sinking: Natural or man-made disaster?

Joshimath crisis: Number of buildings with cracks rises to 849

For years, residents of the northern Indian town of Joshimath Uttarakhand have been complaining to local authorities that their homes are being flooded. Now, the authorities are forced to take action, evacuating almost 100s of families in the last week and speeding up the arrival of experts to determine the cause. The cracks running through the … Read more

Joshimath Sinking: town sank 5.4 cm in last 12 days: ISRO report

'It's huge' Joshimath may have sunk by nearly 2.2 feet, More than ISRO's estimate

Uttarakhand’s Joshimath, a mountain village located at an elevation of 6,000 feet in the Chamoli district, is ‘sinking’ due to the continued subsidence of the land in the area. The National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released satellite images of Joshimath and a preliminary land subsidence report showing … Read more