Dehradun : The Uttarakhand government confirmed new cracks in buildings of Joshimath. The number of affected buildings in Joshimath now stands at 868 from earlier 863. Of these, 181 buildings are situated in areas declared as completely ‘unsafe’ by the authorities.
District officials said cracks are particularly high in Joshimath’s Singhdhar area. Crackometers have been installed in the houses at Singhdhar for monitoring purposes.
Two teams fo NDRF comprising 93 jawans and 12 teams of SDRF comprising 100 jawans have been deployed on security watch in the district. Also, 878 members of 243 families have been temporarily shifted to various safe places by the district administration.
The district administration has so far distributed Rs 497.30 lakhs to the affected people. Also, 2,177 food kits, 2,729 blankets, 1,718 liters of milk, 164 heaters, 143 daily use kits, 48 pairs of shoes, 150 thermal clothes, 175 hot water bottles, 700 caps, 287 electric kettles and 5366 were provided to the displaced.