Joshimath: Dhami govt announce 1.5 lakh interim assistance for all family

Dehradun: Locals, who are adamant on demanding compensation after the Joshimath landslide incidents, have been assured that the government will take full care of the stakeholders. Clarifying the situation of the disaster in a press conference, Secretary to Chief Minister R. Meenakshi Sundaram said that an interim assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh would be given to each family immediately till the disaster relief.

He said that orders have been given to dismantle two hotels in Joshimath which are hanging due to landslides as these hotels are posing a threat to the surrounding buildings as well. Apart from this, no one’s building is being demolished now.

R. Meenakshi Sundaram said that the survey of the buildings affected by the landslide is being done. Temporary displacement of people from unsafe buildings to safer places is being done. An amount of Rs 1.5 lakh is being given as interim assistance to the affected families immediately.

In which Rs 50,000 is being provided in advance for house shifting and Rs 1 lakh for disaster relief. which will be adjusted later.He said that the government is providing better and better facilities to the people. Those who want to go to a rented house are being given Rs 4,000 per month for 6 months.

Earlier, while holding a meeting with the stakeholders and the local people, he made it clear that those affected by the landslide would be given compensation at the market rate. The market rate will be decided after taking the suggestions of the stakeholders and in the public interest only.

He made it clear that the interests of the local people would be taken care of. Due to landslide in Joshimath city area, 723 buildings have been identified which have developed cracks. In view of security, till date 462 people belonging to 131 families have been shifted to temporary relief camps.

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