Dehradun: After the landslide in Joshimath of Uttarakhand, the management of the government is in trouble. Meanwhile, locals have taken to the streets demanding compensation as the identified building and hotel are set to be demolished. Before the situation worsened, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami himself has taken the lead. On Wednesday evening, the chief minister postponed all his functions and reached Joshimath and met locals at relief camps. The Chief Minister boosted the morale of the people here and assured all possible help.
CM Dhami said that today I have come to Joshimath for a night stay, postponing the pre-scheduled programs. He made an on-the-spot inspection of the affected areas and met the citizens. Reviewed the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work with the officers working in the area. He further said that PM Narendra Modi is also personally monitoring the situation in the region. In this hour of crisis, the central and state governments stand with the people of Joshimath with full sensitivity.
The Chief Minister announced interim assistance for the affected people here. While the locals protested demanding compensation on the lines of Badrinath and demanding a ban on the demolition of the identified structure. Dhami told the media in Joshimath that compensation will be given according to the market rate. Rates will be fixed after taking people into confidence. Interim assistance of Rs 1.5 lakh is being given to the affected people. Work is being done on relief and rehabilitation. He said that after the bursting of an underground channel more than a week ago, the velocity of water seeping through the Marwari ward has almost halved. CM said- This is a relief news because the continuous leakage of water from it had raised concerns that the land subsidence in Joshimath could increase further.