ISRO shares Joshimath satellite image: Shocking sinking truth revealed
New Delhi : Joshimath is sinking that is a fact we all know, but with how much pace and with how much depth is what we have known with the recent satellite images shared by Indian Space Research organization ( ISRO). Joshimath, which is a gateway to famous pilgrimages like Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib and international skiing destination Auli, is facing a major disaster from past couple of months with land subsidence.
ISRO has shared the past and present images of the Joshimath indicating how much the land has gone down.
To a shock, the land subsidence of 8.9 centimetre was recorded in last 7 months and in the last 12 days it has grown to 5.4 centimetre. "Between 27 December 2022 and 8 January 2023, a rapid subsidence event was triggered," the report added. This means that Joshimath may disappear anytime soon and it will put lot of lives in danger.
Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand High Court has asked the state government to come with a robust plan to save the sinking town in Chamoli district.
Hearing a PIL on the crisis, a division bench of Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Alok Kumar Verma directed the government to form a committee of independent experts to look into the matter.
The committee is likely to submit its report on the matter in the coming 2 months. The court has also imposed an immediate ban on all the construction activities near Joshimath.
A total of 169 families consisting of 589 members have so far been shifted to relief centres.
An interim aid of ₹1.5 lakh has been provided to the affected families, but the question remains the same that what is the fault of these people who are residing in Joshimath and what will they do in future to sustain their livelihood?