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Weak climate resilience leaves 75% Indian districts prone to extreme events

Over 638 million people in India are vulnerable to extreme climatic events that have surged in the last decade

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Over the years several areas across India have witnessed extreme weather events. (Shutterstock)

Shibu Tripathi New Delhi
While 2020 will be remembered as one of the darkest years of the 21st century owing to an uncontrolled virus-borne pandemic, extreme climatic events have made their presence felt as well. Severe floods, repeated cyclones, and extreme droughts dominated the year, hinting at major climatic shifts in and around the Indian subcontinent.

A new report released on Thursday says that over 75 per cent of districts in India are hotspots of extreme climate events. The study paints a grim picture and calls for immediate steos to address issues likely to affect over 638 million people living in these areas.

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First Published: Dec 11 2020 | 5:21 PM IST

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