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Joshimath sinking: ISRO releases satellite image, claims 5.4 cm land sinks within 12 days

Joshimath sinking: The National Remote Sensing Center of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released a satellite image of Joshimath town of Uttrakhand which claimed that 5.4 cm has sunk within 12 days.

The situation in Joshimath is getting even worse as no agency can find a solution to the problem which has raised concern in the nation. Due to the land subsidence, residents and locals are forced to leave the place.

This difference seen in 12 pictures

According to media reports, some satellite pictures of the sinking Joshimath have been released by the National Remote Sensing Center. The alarming images shows land subsidence between December 27, 2022 and January 8, 2023.

9 CM sunk in seven months

It has been reported that between April 2022 and November 2022, there was 9 cm of subsidence in Joshimath. Famous places like Joshimath, Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib and international skiing spot, Auli have also raised concerns of the government. A total of 169 families living in the town have been shifted to relief centers so far.

Two hotels have bowed after cracks

Joshimath administration officials said that hotels Malari Inn and Mount View had developed cracks. The two buildings leaned towards each other. This posed a threat to the surrounding settlements. The demolition began after an agreement was reached between the administration and the hotel owners.

Disaster Secretary Ranjit Sinha told that Hotel Malari Inn is being demolished under the technical supervision of Roorkee-based Central Building Research Institute. This work was to start from Tuesday. However, talks were on between the hotel owners and the administration regarding the compensation.

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