India, April 12 -- They say they have not been given enough compensation to restart their lives; workfor stabilisation of Joshimath has also not started

Harish Lal and his family have returned to his ancestral house which they had been forced to leave on January 3, 2023, as the structure suddenly started sinking at night.

Initially, they were accommodated in a nearby hotel. But after a month, the family was asked to leave. They then started living on rent in a city about 50 km away. When his young daughter recently got betrothed, he could not muster courage to arrange her wedding in an unknown city and rented house. Lal thus decided to return to his ancestral house. But since then, his family has always been scared.

Harish Lal's family...