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Land Subsidence in Uttarkashi

Uttarkashi’s susceptibility to land subsidence, exemplified by the Silkyara tunnel collapse that put the lives of 41 workers at risk, is investigated. Fortifying the region against the risks of land subsidence entails robust mitigation strategies, early warning systems, geotechnical assessments, sustainable urban planning, and advanced engineering solutions.

Land Subsidence and the Sinking City Dynamics in Joshimath

Highlighting the nexus between the tourism–carrying capacity and infrastructure development in the region, the instances of sinking and cracking of houses in Joshimath are shown to be a result of the heavy pressure on the land to develop infrastructure for the tourism industry, which has exceeded the region’s TCC.

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