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Climate change: 100 most vulnerable districts in India; Read to know more

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612 districts in India are in danger due to climate change, but 100 districts mostly from the eastern part of India were considered to be the most vulnerable districts by a study. As per the reports, the Researchers were from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore along with IIT Mandi and IIT Guwahati and were supported by the Department of Science and Technology.

Eight states in the country with higher vulnerability

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Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Mizoram, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal  are the states that were found to have higher vulnerability, Senior Adviser and Head, Akhilesh Gupta, Policy Coordination and Programme Management (PCPM) Division, and an expert from climate change at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), underlined the states in a policy dialogue.

“All 612 districts in India studied are vulnerable to climate change, but there are 100 districts mostly on eastern parts of the country which are most vulnerable as per a vulnerability assessment study carried out by IISc, Bangalore along with IIT Mandi and IIT Guwahati and supported by the Department of Science and Technology,” a statement by the DST said.

Chances of global temperature to increase by 1.5 degrees Celsius

The global temperature which has now increased to 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial era level has a lot of chances to increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius in next two decades, Said Mr Gupta while pointing this out to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

Statement made by Mr Gupta

According to Mr Gupta, India will soon experience the impact of global warming to a large extent and there are chances to be an increase in frequency, severity and duration of heat waves. Monsoon has chances to become more erratic.

He also added that there will be more frequent droughts and floods. The Indian seas have a chance to witness more rise in sea-level which has already increased in the last two decades.

Alert from Gen M K Bindal

Executive Director, NIDM, MHA, Maj Gen M K Bindal has set an alert that the danger mark has been reached, fast access to information regarding the condition is now very essential to protect lives and livelihood and the use of science, technology and innovation (STI) is an way to fight against the problems that can occur due to climate change.

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