New Delhi: Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh on Friday said that a Geological Survey team will conduct a study of the underlying factors of cracks developed in the houses in Jammu and Kashmir.
Taking to social media, Singh also informed that a relief camp has been set up for the residents of the affected houses in the valley.
“I am in touch with DC #Doda, Vishesh Mahajan. A Relief Camp has been set up for the residents of the affected houses. Meanwhile, a Geological Survey team is already on its way to the affected spot to study the underlying causative factors. Short and long-term remedial measures, as required, will be undertaken,” he wrote.
It is pertinent to mention that recently, houses in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath developed cracks and the Uttarakhand government declared Joshimath’s all nine municipal wards as “landslide-subsidence zone” under the disaster management act and began the evacuation of residents from these areas but now the people in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda have also started to witness cracks in their residences. (Agencies)