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PM Modi dials Uttarakhand CM Dhami, promises ‘all financial and technical support’ | India News


DEHRADUN: PM Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday morning. Dhami informed the PM about the situation in Joshimath as well as plans for rehabilitation and arrangements being made in light of several houses developing cracks amid fears that the town is ‘sinking’.
The PM is said to have told the CM that “all financial and technical support for helping the people of Joshimath” would be provided.
Speaking to TOI, Dhami said, “The PM is personally monitoring the situation and the safety and security works being carried out by the government in the region. He has assured us of all possible help to save Joshimath.”
Later in the day, principal secretary to the PM, PK Mishra, held a high-level meeting to assess the land subsidence situation at Joshimath.
Soon after the meeting, the chief secretary, along with DGP Ashok Kumar reached Joshimath and interacted with state and police officials. The chief secretary said a team of expert scientists from across the country are finding out the cause of land subsidence and will do “whatever treatment is necessary”. He added that the safety of the citizens is of utmost importance and the local administration is continuously working for it. He also appealed to locals to “not take any risk under any circumstances” and visited the areas included in danger zones like Manohar Bagh, Singhdhar and Marwadi.


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