Following a massive glacial burst in Uttarakhand, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said he has already spoken to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and has assured him of all assistance. The ministry is keeping eyes on all further developments, he added.
"A glacier has broken off in Uttarakhand & breach of a barrage has been reported. I have spoken to the CM Sh. Trivendra Singh Rawat Ji and assured him of all assistance. We are keeping an eye on all possible developments. Praying for everyone's safety!", tweeted Shekhawat.
A glacier has broken off in Uttarakhand & breech of a barrage has been reported. I have spoken to the CM Sh. Trivendra Singh Rawat ji and assured him all assistance. We are keeping an eye on all possible developments. Praying for everyone's safety!— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) February 7, 2021
More than 150 labourers working in a power project are feared dead, officials said after a glacier ruptured at Joshimath, leading to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and causing large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of this ecologically fragile Himalayan region.
Homes were swept away as the waters rushed down the mountainside in a raging torrent.
An alert was sounded due to fears of damage to human settlements downstream and many villages have been evacuated.
With PTI Inputs
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