Joshimath’s Tragic Descent: An Ancient Himalayan Town On The Verge Of Collapse

The ancient Himalayan town of Joshimath has been declared a landslide-subsidence zone, with over 60 families in damaged houses being evacuated to temporary relief centers and at least 90 more families needing to be evacuated.

However, these recommendations were ignored and hydroelectric projects were established in the region. In 2009, a tunnel boring machine punctured water-bearing strata near Shelong village, leading to a discharge of 60-70 million liters of water per day.