For a better understanding of the issue, the Uttarakhand administration has invited several technical institutes looking into the land subsidence and landslides in Joshimath to exchange their findings with one another. 849 buildings have been found to have cracks, and 181 have been classified as being in a "unsafe zone," according to statistics released by the Chamoli district administration.
The disaster management secretary reported that there were a total of 615 rooms in Joshimath, with a capacity of 2,190 people, and 491 rooms in Pipalkoti, with a capacity of 2,205 people, in the temporarily recognised relief camps.
The chief secretary of Uttarakhand, S S Sandhu, has urged the directors and scientists of the various technical institutes working in Joshimath to study the affected areas immediately and submit a report as soon as possible, according to disaster management secretary Ranjit Kumar Sinha.
The national government had already set a deadline for the technical institutes under its control to submit research findings on the Joshimath regions impacted by the calamity. The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) has allocated a group of ten scientists three weeks to deliver their findings. Similar to this, a Wadia Institute team of seven scientists and a ten-person Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) team were each given two weeks for a preliminary report and three weeks for a final report.
According to authorities, the number of Joshimath homes experiencing cracks as a result of soil subsidence increased to 849 on Tuesday from just under 150 during the first week of December. In October 2021, cracks appeared in 14–15 homes in Joshimath's Gandhi Nagar neighborhood, marking the first instance of a "crack in a house."