Joshimath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand has been witnessing distress of slope material since 1970. Active and severe ground subsidence is however being witnessed presently in portions of the town that were hitherto considered free from the problem of slope distress – Sinnghdhar, Marwari and Manoharbagh. This is attributed to the breach of a water […]
Cracks and fissures are being reported from many places of Uttarakhand soon after the recent ground subsidence incidence around Joshimath, cause of which still eludes the scientists and experts. It is a cause of serious concern as neither the people not the state are in a position to bear the burden of similar incidences.
Habitations have come into existence, primarily as a consequence of basic human urge to socialise and stay together, perhaps for safety and security, more than anything else. It is around these settlements that humans started various livelihood chores including agriculture, hunting and gathering. Settlements in the hills Agriculture being the primary economic activity in the […]
संता – भाई पिछले काफी दिनों से अखबार और टेलीविज़न के साथ-साथ सोशल मीडिया पर बस जोशीमठ ही छाया हैं। आखिर ये माजरा है क्या? बंता – हाँ भाई, हमारे कई और शहरों की तरह जोशीमठ भी पुराने भू-स्खलन के मलबे के ऊपर बसा है, और यहाँ काफी लम्बे समय से भू-धँसाव हो रहा हैं। संता […]
Observation pillars were erected on the identified vulnerable slopes around the Naini lake after devastating Sher-ka-Danda landslide of 1880 and these were monitored using theodolite till 1997 to assess the threat posed to the lake city and undertake mitigation measures, besides sounding a warning when required. Monitoring unstable slopes But then Joshimath in Chamoli district […]