15 Jan 2023

Joshimath Land Subsidence: Hearing In Supreme Court On Jan 16; What Demands Have Been Made In Petition

New Delhi: On Monday, January 16, a three-judge bench of Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Justice DY Chandrachud will hear the petition on Joshimath Land Subsidence case. Shankaracharya Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court regarding the landslide case in Joshimath, Uttarakhand.

Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has demanded in his petition that the apex court direct the Center and the NDMA to cooperate with the state government in relief work to help the local people who are facing the crisis of life and property. 

Along with this, the state government should immediately provide financial assistance to the people who lost their homes due to landslides.

Demand to stop construction works

With this, Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati said that the local administration should relocate the people to safer places. Along with this, he has also said that all the construction works going on under the Tapovan Vishnugarh hydro-power project should be stopped. These restrictions should continue till the committee appointed by the court approves it.

People want compensation in various ways

The state government rehabilitation package for the affected people in Joshimath is being prepared keeping in mind the interests of the stakeholders. Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana, who met the affected families living in Joshimath's relief camps on Friday night, said the stakeholders wanted compensation in various ways. 

"Some want cash compensation, some have their own land where they want to build houses while others want to settle elsewhere within Joshimath," he said.

185 families shifted 

Chamoli District Disaster Management Authority said that the work of evacuating the affected people is going on and so far 185 families have been shifted to relief centres. It said that the number of houses that have developed cracks is 760, of which 147 have been identified as unsafe.

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