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Joshimath Jolt: At PMO Meet, Centre Says Readying Plans to Handle Situation; NDRF, SDRF Teams on Standby

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As the families living in damaged houses in the sinking town of Uttarakhand’s Joshimath are being shifted to temporary relief centres, the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday reviewed the situation in a high-level meeting where the assistance from the Central government to state government and several other measures were discussed.

The Principal Secretary to Prime Minister chaired the meeting and was attended by senior officials of the Government of India, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) members, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary, District Officials of Joshimath among others.

The Government of India agencies and experts are assisting state government to prepare short, medium and long term plans. One team of NDRF and 4 teams of SDRF already reached Joshimath.

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The Uttarakhand Chief Secretary briefed the PMO on the situation. Secretary Border Management and Members of NDMA to visit Uttarakhand tomorrow and assess the situation. Team of experts from National Disaster Management Authority, National Institute of Disaster Management, Geological Survey of India, IIT Roorkee, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, National Institute of Hydrology and Central Building Research Institute to study and give recommendations.

Meanwhile, Joshimath has been declared a landslide-subsidence zone and over 60 families living in damaged houses in the sinking town have been evacuated to temporary relief centres, a senior official said on Sunday.

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At least 90 more families have to be evacuated. The local administration has set up relief centres at four-five places in the Himalayan town, Garhwal Commissioner Sushil Kumar, who has been camping in Joshimath since Thursday, heads a committee tasked with monitoring the situation on the ground level.

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As the families living in damaged houses in the sinking town of Uttarakhand’s Joshimath are being shifted to temporary relief centres, the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday reviewed the situation in a high-level meeting where the assistance from the Central government to state government and several other measures were discussed. The Government of India agencies and experts are assisting state government to prepare short, medium and long term plans. Meanwhile, Joshimath has been declared a landslide-subsidence zone and over 60 families living in damaged houses in the sinking town have been evacuated to temporary relief centres, a senior official said on Sunday.

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