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Joshimath crisis: Uttarakhand CM announces Rs 1.5 lakh to be given as interim assistance to affected families

The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday announced an interim relief of Rs 1.5 lakh to each affected family in Joshimath. 50 thousand rupees will be given to the victim families immediately after they shift.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Joshimath/Uttarakhand: The Uttarakhand government on Wednesday announced an interim relief of Rs 1.5 lakh to each affected family in Joshimath. 50 thousand rupees will be given to the victim families immediately after they shift. So far 723 houses have developed cracks in Joshimath. 131 families have been shifted to safer places by the administration.

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This was stated by Secretary to Chief Minister R Meenakshi Sundaram during a press conference in Joshimath. He said that survey of buildings affected by landslide is being done. People are being shifted from the cracked buildings to a safer place. Rs 1.5 lakh will be given as interim assistance to the affected families, of which Rs 50,000 will be given in advance for house shifting and Rs 1 lakh for disaster relief.

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Said that orders have been given to demolish two hotels badly affected by land subsidence in Joshimath. These hotels are also posing a threat to the surrounding buildings. Apart from this, no one’s building is being demolished at the moment. The government is providing all possible facilities to the affected people. Those who want to go to a rented house, they will be given ₹ 4000 per month for 6 months.

Earlier, while holding a meeting with the local people, he made it clear that the people affected by the landslide would be given compensation at the market rate. So far 723 buildings have been identified which have developed cracks. In view of security, so far 462 people belonging to 131 families have been shifted to temporary relief camps.

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