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Rs 1.87 crore distributed as interim relief so far in Joshimath: Sinha

By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 14 Jan: Secretary Disaster Management Dr Ranjit Kumar Sinha briefed the media about the work being done related to relief and rescue, permanent/temporary rehabilitation, etc, after the land subsidence in Joshimath town here this evening. He informed that an amount of Rs 1.875 crore has been distributed to 125 families as advance for displacement per family by the state government. Proposal for designing and building of pre-fab huts for the affected people on their own other secured land by CBRI, Government of India has also been made. In view of the cold wave, bonfires were being lit by the administration at 10 places in Joshimath municipality. Heaters have also been arranged in the relief camps.
Secretary Disaster Management informed that while increasing the capacity of relief camps, Joshimath has now a total of 615 rooms with a capacity of 2190 people and Pipalkoti has 491 rooms with a capacity to host 2205 persons. Under the relief amount distributed to the affected, at the rate of Rs 5000 per family, a total of 73 (total Rs 3.65 lakh) have been distributed to the affected for domestic relief material. An amount of Rs 13.00 lakh has been distributed to 10 affected persons for acute/completely damaged buildings. 10 people have applied for house rent.
Secretary Disaster Management further informed that so far the number of buildings in which cracks have been noticed is 782. He informed that 1 area/ward has been declared unsafe in Gandhinagar, 2 in Singhdhar, 5 in Manoharbagh, 7 in Sunil. Building 148 is located in an unsafe area. 223 families have been temporarily displaced in view of security. The number of displaced family members is 754 so far.

Additional Secretary Disaster Management, Director Uttarakhand Landslide Management and Mitigation Institute, Officer-in-Charge PIB, Director Wadia Institute, Director IIRS Dehradun, Director NIH and Director IITR were present in the press conference.