Climate change warning: One-fifth of global deaths due to flooding in India

As many as 107,487 people died due to heavy rains and floods across India over 64 years between 1953 and 2017

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Chaitanya Mallapur Mumbai
India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lend perspective to a new World Bank study that says climate change will lower the standards of living of nearly half of India’s population by 2050.
 
As many as 107,487 people died due to heavy rains and floods across India over 64 years between 1953 and 2017, according to Central Water Commission data presented to the Rajya Sabha (Parliament’s upper house) on March 19, 2018. Damage to crops, houses

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First Published: Jul 17 2018 | 7:37 AM IST

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