‘New Joshimath’ will be set up on residents’ feedback: DM

Chamoli district magistrate Himanshu Khuranna said on Thursday that suggestions and opinions of residents will be taken into account before deciding on permanent rehabilitation of displaced families in Joshimath. “Our intention is to take residents into confidence throughout the rehabilitation process. Their views will be used to decide probable places where a new Joshimath can be established,” the DM said. The statement came after CM Pushkar Singh Dhami asked the DM to hand in a report on rehabilitation plans to the government at the earliest.