Supreme Court allows Uttarakhand high court to hear Joshimath matter

Supreme Court allows Uttarakhand high court to hear Joshimath matter

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Uttarakhand high court to continue with the public interest litigation (PIL) on the Joshimath land subsidence. The petitioner had contended that the land subsidence is occurring due to large-scale industrialisation and had sought immediate financial assistance and compensation to those affected.

“We don’t want anyone to use these proceedings only for sound bytes for social media”, the top court said.

The number of houses developing cracks has now surged to 826, out of which 165 happen to be in the ‘unsafe zone’. Till now, 798 people have been moved to temporary relief centres, According to the Disaster Management Authority.

An amount of ₹2.49 crore has been distributed among affected families as interim assistance. Blankets, food, daily use kits, heaters, blowers and ration kids have also been provided to them.

 

 

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