New Delhi: The Indian government on Thursday approved a comprehensive ₹1658.17 crore recovery and reconstruction plan for Joshimath, a town in Uttarakhand that was affected by a landslide and ground subsidence earlier this year. The plan was approved by a high-level committee chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The Recovery and Reconstruction (R&R) plan includes ₹1079.96 crore in central assistance from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) recovery and reconstruction window.
Additionally, the Uttarakhand government will contribute ₹126.41 crore from its State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for relief assistance and ₹451.80 crore from its state budget, covering land acquisition costs for resettlement.
Joshimath has received crucial technical and logistical aid from the central government in the wake of the natural disaster. The recovery plan, designed under the guidance of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), is set to be implemented over three years. The plan will adhere to the Build Back Better (BBB) principles and sustainability initiatives.
The aim of the initiative is to position Joshimath as a model of ecological sustainability. The plan also demonstrates the government’s commitment to a swift and effective recovery.