Joshimath Is Sinking: How Difficult It Is To Save The Sinking Joshimath, Know The Reality From Them, Investigating The Pattern Of Cracks – Joshimath Is Sinking Reason For Cracks In Houses


The ever-increasing cracks in Joshimath, known as the Gateway of the Himalayas, are increasing the challenge for the administration. While there is a challenge of rehabilitating and taking people to safe places, there is also the problem of saving Joshimath, which is continuously sinking. Chamoli’s Chief Development Officer Dr. Lalit Narayan Mishra had a special conversation with Amar Ujala on this. Here are the highlights of the conversation.

Question: You have been visiting here for many days. Where is the root of this problem?

answer: There is a water source here, from which continuous moisture is coming. A team has come here, experts from NIT, NIH, IIT, Wadia have come. Trying to find out the reason for this.

Question: But what will happen until the team finds the original source of the water leak?

answer: The team that has come from the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) has state-of-the-art equipment, so that it will be known soon from where the leakage is taking place.

Question: How long will it take?

answer: Survey is going on. Hope to get the result soon.

Question: Is this survey just to count the cracks?

answer: No, it is a multi-aspect survey, in which every aspect related to cracks is being looked into.

Question: It is certain that there is a water source, which is flowing under the city. Which is causing leakage at various places.

answer: Yes, it is seen what is the pattern of cracks. Whether the bottom is moist or not. It is coming in so many vibrations.

Question: From what we are seeing, it seems that there is a horizontal radius of one kilometer from top to bottom, where this problem is more severe.

answer: Yes, it is visible in the alignment, but as of now our main focus is on providing immediate rehabilitation to the affected.