Anthropogenic activities have been playing a major role in the destabilization of Joshimath. The possibility of a land subsidence incident happening in the region was first highlighted around 50 years by the MC Mishra Committee report. The unplanned construction of buildings, the Tapovan Vishnugad Hydro Project and the Char Dham Road Project that is being implemented in the Uttarakhand is contributing to the recent subsidence in Joshimath. Thousands of lives are at a greater risk of getting endangered due to such large-scale infrastructural activities. For instance, the Joshimath subsidence has traumatised the lives of around 3000 people.
Published Date: 2023-03-02; Received Date: 2023-01-29