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NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a review meeting on the Joshimath land subsidence crisis with four other senior cabinet ministers and took stock of the current status as well as progress on the decisions taken at the January 8 review of the situation by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Sources said Shah asked all ministries and departments to work together and avoid blaming anyone or any agency considering the sensitivity of the issue. They added that Shah called the meeting of road transport minister Nitin Gadkari, Jal Shakti ministe r Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, environment minister Bhupendra Yadav and power minister R K Singh following thge PM’s direction to discuss the matter among themselves.
TOI has learnt that the ministers were briefed about the relief and rescue operations being carried out. They discussed future steps as well. “The main objective was to ensure that every agency works in close coordination to deal with the situation and what more we can do to bring relief to the people of the affected areas. The focus was on ensuring seamless coordination among all stakeholders for the earliest and best possible response,” a government functionary said.
The government had earlier sent the secretary, border management in the home ministry, and NDMA members to Uttarakhand to assess the situation. They had taken along a team of experts.



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