Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Civil Engineering Chandigarh University

2 Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, India

3 Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab, India

4 Chandigarh university



In this expansive study, a thorough analysis of land subsidence in the Joshimath area has been conducted, exercising remote sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (Civilians) tools. The exploration encompasses colourful pivotal parameters, including Annual Rainfall, Geology, Geomorphology, and Lithology, rounded by the integration of different indicators. Joshimath, a fascinating city nestled within the rugged geography of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, stands out for its unique geographical features and its vulnerability to environmental vulnerabilities. The disquisition is carried out with the backing of ArcMap software, a technical Civilians tool, while exercising data sourced from the recognized Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the National Remote seeing Centre (NRSC). This comprehensive approach aims to give inestimable perceptivity into the dynamic processes associated with land subsidence in the region, offering critical data for disaster mitigation strategies and sustainable land operation in the area. It's noteworthy that the region endured a significant case of land subsidence in late December 2022, emphasizing the punctuality and applicability of this study. This event not only emphasizes the urgency of comprehending land subsidence in Joshimath but also underscores the necessity for ongoing monitoring and mitigation sweats. The integration of these different data sources and logical ways promises to enhance the understanding of land subsidence dynamics and inform decision- makers in the pursuit of flexible and sustainable land use practices in Joshimath and other also vulnerable regions.


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