Joshimath-like cracks in Kashmir’s Doda town, What are the similarities?

Is another Joshimath being made on banks of J&K's Doda?

Following the mass migration of Joshimath from Uttrakhand due to its feared subsidence, a similar tragedy nearly struck the banks of the Chenab river of Jammu and Kashmir, where 21 residential structures developed cracks in the Thathri tehsil of Doda in December of last year. The sudden cracks in the residential houses set off alarms … Read more

BJP tagging Joshimath protesters as Chinese agents, but why?

mahendra bhatt call joshimath protesters chinese agents

The trend of calling the agitators in India Naxalites, terrorists, Khalistani, tukde tukde gang and Pakistanis continues unabated. BJP’s Uttarakhand President Mahendra Bhatt has called people agitating over cracks in houses in Joshimath as Maoists and agents of China. In one of his statements in the past, Mahendra Bhatt bought trouble by terming the people … Read more

Joshimath crisis: Cracks on Badrinath highway

Joshimath crisis: Cracks on Badrinath highway

Few new cracks appeared on the Badrinath National Highway in Joshimath, Uttarakhand, the only road leading to Badrinath, the ANI news agency reported. “The CBRI team, which was sent for an inspection of the cracks that appeared on the Badrinath road, has stated that the cracks were caused by local settlement of the road,” Himanshu … Read more

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

The geographical history of Joshimath and all the disasters in or near the area

Joshimath sinking for last four years, satellite images revealed

The geographical history of Joshimath: Joshimath is a town in the Chamoli District in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Uttarakhand is a unique geographical entity; located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain ranges, the state is 86% mountainous and 65% is covered by forest. The state of Uttarakhand is seismotectonically an active region … 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

Uttarakhand: Panic among locals after cracks appear in Chamoli village

Panic grips Chamoli village after cracks appear

After the landslide in the Joshimath area of Chamoli, Uttarakhand, cracks have now started to appear on houses in Sharna Chai village of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Panic grips Chamoli village Several cracks were visible in the houses on Sunday. Speaking to ANI, Dalip Singh Pawar, one of the local residents, said: “Natural calamities like … Read more

These Himachal Towns facing same threats as Joshimath

Joshimath-like threat hovers over Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu warned that a situation like Joshimath’s in Uttarakhand was looming in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh state and urged the Center to intervene to prevent “widespread devastation”. Joshimath-like threat over HP “In the mountains, like Joshimath, there are also several areas in Himachal Pradesh that are experiencing gradual land subsidence. … Read more

Joshimath: NIH water sample report silent on NTPC project

Joshimath: NIH water sample report silent on NTPC project

As Joshimath reels from a serious land subsidence problem, the National Institute of Hydrology NIH has handed over to the government the investigation report of samples taken from the water source that burst after the Joshimath landslide. According to the report of Amar Ujala, it was feared that the water leak could be from the … Read more