The Wider Image: Cracks begin to show in India's Himalayan building spree
Bikram Singh Chauhan, 49, along with some labourers, loads his family belongings onto a truck after cracks developed inside the house he and his family rented in the Manohar Bagh area of Joshimath, in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, January 14, 2023. Chauhan works as a day labourer in Gauchar, a town around 80km from Joshimath, while his wife Geeta Devi, 40, was staying in Joshimath in a rental house with her youngest child, a son. They had moved from Lambagad, a village, to Joshimath eight years previously for their kids' education. After the cracks developed in the house, they moved back to Lambagad. "We will face the same issue of educating our kids again," he said. "Where do we go now?" REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis SEARCH "FADNAVIS HIMALAYAS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.