22/01/2023 09:19 AM | Click to read full article
Landslides, which have always been a major threat to India, are once again wreaking havoc. Joshimath, a town of nearly 23,000 people in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, is sinking due to land subsidence. Of late, the speed of the slide has suddenly increased. Joshimath is a gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails, pilgrim centres like Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib, and the Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO world heritage site.