The same landslide that continued to sweep Himachal Pradesh between Corona has once again added to the woes. This time, the flow of the Chenab river stopped during landslides in the remote Lahaul Spiti district. It is the largest river in the state, also known locally as Chandrabhaga. After the case came to light, relief, and rescue operations were taken up expeditiously and so far 2,000 persons have been evacuated from the area. A total of 2,000 persons have been evacuated from a total of 13 nearby villages due to the flood crisis.
Landslide on Chenab river in Lahaul & Spiti District. Upstream and downstream villages are alerted. Hon?ble Tribal Minister, CS & DGP left for the site in a helicopter. pic.twitter.com/uoSCmKn2O1? Sanjay Kundu, IPS (@sanjaykunduIPS) August 13, 2021
A Himachal government official said that a landslide occurred near Jasrath village in Lahaul Spiti and large-scale debris fell into the river. This has stopped the flow of the river. Due to the stoppage of the flow of the river, there is a crisis of lake formation in the area, and persons are being evacuated to avoid any kind of crisis. The district administration has appealed to the people living in the lower reaches to move to the surrounding high altitude areas.
At present, the SDRF team is engaged in rescue operations in addition to the district administration. Due to the stoppage of the flow of the river, a lake sea has been constructed near Jasrath village and the surrounding agricultural land has also suffered major damage. The water in this lake is continuously increasing and there is a crisis of drowning in the village itself. The incident took place on Friday morning when the flow of the Chenab river was completely stopped due to landslides. The district administration has sought army experts to resume the flow of the river. If the flow of water does not start at the right time, then there may be a major loss in the area.