PMO team inspected Joshimath, hearing will be held in Supreme Court tomorrow
Today the Prime Minister's Office team (PMO) inspected Joshimath. On the other hand, tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear the petition for land subsidence in Joshimath, for which industrialization has been held responsible for it.
The Supreme Court will hear the Joshimath landslide case tomorrow, January 16, seeking the intervention of the Supreme Court to declare the crisis in Joshimath a national disaster. A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala will hear the petition of Swami Avimukteshwarananda Saraswati. Earlier on January 10, the apex court had refused an urgent hearing of the petition in the matter and said that there are "democratically elected institutions" to deal with the problem. All important matters should not be brought directly to the court, following which this petition has been listed for hearing on January 16.
Through this petition, Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has demanded immediate financial assistance and compensation for the people of Uttarakhand. Along with this, the problem has been attributed to the massive industrialization of the hill state. The plea has sought direction from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to actively support the residents of the sinking town of Joshimath during these difficult times.
The plea told the top court that "there is no need for any development at the cost of human lives and their ecosystem. If anything happens, it is the duty of the state and central government to immediately stop it on a war footing." " The Disaster Management Department has announced that they are conducting the geophysical survey at 10 places in Joshimath to better see the results of the survey.
Chamoli DM Himanshu Khurana while talking to the news agency that "Today a team of PMO inspected here, the houses and the cracked parts of the area as well as wherever there is water leakage were inspected. For about two hours Inspected."