Extreme events take 231 lives during pre-monsoon: IMD
News this fortnight Posted on 28 Jun, 2022 02:34 PM

IMD seasonal analysis shows 231 lives lost during the pre-monsoon season due to extreme weather events

Floods during pre-monsoon season claim 81 lives this year. Photo for representation only (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Forecasting systems can reduce Delhi's cocktail of pollutants
A CEEW study indicates that forecasting systems helped avert extremely severe air pollution episodes last winter. Posted on 13 Jun, 2022 09:15 AM


(Image: Ville Miettinen, Wikimedia Commons)
Dealing with heatwaves
Urgent, timely action at scale during a heatwave can drastically reduce deaths due to extreme heat Posted on 10 Jun, 2022 11:24 AM

Heatwaves are deadly disasters that are increasingly common and can seriously affect human health and well-being. When a heatwave strikes, the most vulnerable are the most impacted.

People living in urban areas are amongst the hardest hit when a heatwave occurs (Image: Lounes D H, Pixabay)
Assam relief operations: Over 5 lakh people impacted so far
Deadly diseases, sanitation and hygiene needs immediate attention Posted on 28 May, 2022 05:46 AM

Reports of immense damage are continuing to emerge from Assam as the state is reeling under floods followed by incessant rainfall and landslides across many districts. Around 5,75,470 people including 1,15,314 children have been impacted so far.

Floods are a regular menace to millions of people in Assam (Image: Fazlul Alam, PixaHive)
Need for robust forecasting mechanism: Landslides and flash floods
Smaller-scale weather events need better prediction Posted on 03 May, 2022 08:33 PM

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has generated a long-range forecast for the upcoming southwest monsoon season, which brings rainfall across the country from June to September.

Image: Vinoth Chandar, Wikimedia Commons
Meghalaya's participatory water projects exhibit scale and community empowerment
News this fortnight Posted on 01 Feb, 2022 03:28 PM

Meghalaya exemplifies participation at scale and community empowerment in participatory water projects

A water body in Meghalaya (Image source: IWP Photo via Flickr Album)
NGT stricter with Delhi, Haryana on restoring Najafgarh Jheel
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 01 Feb, 2022 02:49 PM

Enforce Najafgarh jheel restoration plan: NGT to Delhi, Haryana governments

Aerial view of the Najafgarh drain. (Image: Sumita Roy Dutta, Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 4.0)
Declining fertility rate and population in India
The change in fertility rate has an impact on the population-resource relationship over any region Posted on 03 Jan, 2022 11:17 PM

The second phase of data collected by the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) for 2019-21 was released on November 24, 2021.

Rapid population growth is one of the major causes of scarcity of resources like land and water (Image: Pixabay)
Delhi’s air pollution: TERI study looks at cost effective interventions
More stringent regional and local control strategies need to be implemented at the airshed level. Posted on 14 Dec, 2021 10:55 AM

Being the capital city, Delhi’s worsening air quality has not only concerned the residents but also attracted significant regional and global attention. Over the last several years, PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations in Delhi have remained well above the prescribed national standards.

Regional level air quality planning and implementation is recommended for effective control of pollution in the whole region (Image: Let Delhi Breathe)