New Delhi :  Prime Ministers Office ( PMO) held a high-level meeting to review the situation in Joshimath in view of the land subsidence and cracks developing in hundreds of houses.
The agencies of the central government and experts were assisting the State Government to prepare short, medium and long term plans to protect Joshimath, said the Prime Ministers Office on Sunday after holding the high-level review meeting. Safety of the people was a prime concern of the PMO.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation with chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.

One team of NDRF and 4 teams of SDRF have reached Joshimath where the affected families were being shifted to safe locations.
Secretary Border Management and Members of NDMA will be visiting Uttarakhand on Monday to assess the situation.
Meanwhile Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand briefed the PMO from Joshimath about the latest updates of the situation.
Team of experts from National Disaster Management Authority, National Institute of Disaster Management, Geological Survey of India, IIT Roorkee, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, National Institute of Hydrology and Central Building Research Institute have been instructed to study and give recommendations about the situation on Joshimath.

The PMO asked the state authorities to prepare time-bound reconstruction plans along with risk-sensitive urban development plan for Joshimath.

A report said that a total of 603 buildings in Joshimath have developed cracks and 68 families have been relocated.