Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami said that compensation will be given at the market rate to the affected people in landslide and landslide affected areas of Joshimath municipal area.
The market rate will be decided after taking suggestions from stakeholders and also in public interest. A total amount of Rs 45 crore has been released to 3,000 affected families.
For the time being, an interim assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh per family is being given. An advance amount of Rs 01 lakh has been given to the affected land owners/families due to landslides in the affected area before the permanent settlement displacement policy is prepared. An amount of Rs 50,000 has been given to the affected landowners/families in the form of non-adjustable one-time special grant for transportation of goods and immediate needs of their buildings.
This amount was released by the Uttarakhand State Disaster Authority. He said that assistance would be given after a complete assessment of the total expenditure in the affected area. The Chief Minister has given one month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to help the disaster affected families in Joshimath.
Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami said that rumors are being spread about the demolition of houses which have developed cracks in the affected area. He has appealed to all not to pay heed to these rumours. No action is being taken to demolish the houses having cracks in the affected area.
The Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary not to demolish the houses with cracks in the affected area unless it is unavoidable. The Chief Minister is taking regular reports from the officials of all the arrangements in the Joshimath affected area. He instructed the Chief Secretary that after talking to the affected families in Joshimath area, all their problems should be resolved quickly. From the point of view of security, the families who are being shifted to other places should be ensured that all better necessary arrangements are there.
The Chief Minister also instructed the Chief Secretary that on the basis of his suggestions, better arrangements should be made for the displacement of the affected people so that it becomes an example for the whole country. He said that the government would provide all possible facilities to the affected people in their pain and suffering
In the affected area of Joshimath, the high officials of the government are meeting the affected people in the area to solve their problems. Secretary Chief Minister Shri R. Meenakshi Sundaram is overseeing all the arrangements along with the administration officials on the spot. Geological and other necessary investigations are being done by the concerned institutions in the landslide and landslide affected area of Joshimath. The team of National Disaster Management Authority is also present on the spot.