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Joshimath land sinking: Home Minister Amit Shah holds high-level meet with five union ministers

Joshimath Sinking: Ministry of Home Affairs and Amit Shah are constantly monitoring Joshimath. In this episode, Amit Shah held a high-level meeting on Thursday regarding the Joshimath crisis.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Joshimath Sinking: Union Home Minister Amit Shah called a high-level meeting on Thursday in view of the situation in Joshimath. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, RK Singh, Bhupendra Yadav and Gajendra Shekhawat along with officers of North and South Block were also present in the meeting.

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Let us inform that even before this on Wednesday, Amit Shah had to know about the situation in Joshimath through telephonic conversation with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. Home Ministry and Amit Shah are constantly monitoring Joshimath. In this episode, Amit Shah held a high-level meeting on Thursday regarding the Joshimath crisis.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, BRO and NDRF officers were also present in the meeting. According to sources, information about the relief and rescue operations being carried out in Joshimath has been shared in this meeting. Apart from this, further strategy was also discussed. Let us tell you that there is a crisis situation in Joshimath due to landslide.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who is taking stock of the situation in Joshimath, said that in this hour of crisis, the government is with the affected and will provide all possible help to them. Dhami, who reached Joshimath on Wednesday afternoon, visited the relief camps till late night and interacted with the people living there, as well as took stock of the arrangements.

After starting the day by offering prayers at the famous Narasimha temple in Joshimath, Dhami said the government is with the affected and all officials have been ordered to provide all possible help to the people.

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When asked about cracks in buildings in Chamoli, Karnprayag and other places as well, Dhami said, “Work is already being done on all of them. In Joshimath town area, 723 buildings have been identified as landslide affected, out of which 145 families have been sent to temporary relief camps so far. Meanwhile, a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana to determine the rate of rehabilitation package and distribution of interim package for the affected families of Joshimath.

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