Joshimath: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has assured the people of Joshimath affected by subsidence that no buildings will be demolished, with the exception of two hotels, which will be demolished with consent. He arrived in Joshimath on Wednesday and met with the affected people, assuring them that both the Central and State governments are with them during this difficult time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also receiving regular updates on the situation and has promised all necessary assistance to the state and people to deal with it. Dhami will spend Wednesday night in Joshimath.
Dhami stated that a committee for relief and rehabilitation has been formed and that further action will be taken with the participation of prominent people from all sections of the committee. He stated that the government’s top priority is to ensure that relief and rehabilitation efforts are carried out properly.
“Since the morning I was scheduled for programs in other places also but I felt that I should be without our affected people in Joshimath at this time. PM Modi is also standing by us, monitoring the situation and offering assistance. I hope that the subsidence has done the damage it was supposed to do and that the situation will improve in the future so that national and international sporting events can be held here. The Char Dham Yatra is also scheduled to begin in the near future, so it should not be assumed that the entire state is in jeopardy. “Our effort will be to move development projects forward while balancing ecology and economy,” he said.
The CM further added that along with Joshimath the carrying capacity of other towns in the State would also be reviewed and if the constructions are more than the capacity then action will be done to slow it down.