Will the Joshimath Crisis Give Rise to Another People’s Movement?
Uttarakhand’s Joshimath town is sinking and making large parts of it uninhabitable. However, this is not a surprise. The crisis is the result of successive governments ignoring warnings of environmentalists and scientists about the fragility of the area. In this special interview, author and journalist Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay speaks to one such expert, Ravi Chopra. He sheds light on what led to the disaster, who is responsible for it and what needs to be done by the government to help the displaced population of the region.
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