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January 18, 2021 Climate change induced disasters can cause disruption to human well being and the ecosystem.
2020 was one of the warmest years in India despite La Nina which typically has a cooling effect on global temperatures.(Image: Tumisu, Pixabay)
December 13, 2019 A study highlights the need to scale down the export of rice, maize, buffalo meat and other items to conserve groundwater in India.
A farmer uses a hosepipe to irrigate crops at her farm in Nilgiris mountains, Tamil Nadu (Image: Hamish John Appleby for IWMI, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 11, 2019 A study calls for solutions that can benefit farmers and the environment and positively impact India's nutrition indicators.
Rice field in Karnataka (Image: Guldem Ustun, Flickr Commons, CC BY 2.0)
Odisha's Puri becomes first city in the country to have safe water under Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban)
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 5 days 8 hours ago

Odisha’s Puri first city in the country to provide safe drinking water while

Functional tap water supply to end rural water woes (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Lakshadweep Islands: Rising sea levels may inundate some islands
Major coastal erosion predicted in Lakshadweep Islands by 2030, says IIT study Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago

Rising global sea levels as a consequence of climate change is likely to permanently inundate many small islands in future.

Coastal protection measures need to be taken now (Image: Pixabay)
Dealing with droughts
There are many reasons why we see more droughts in India these days. Here is all the information that you need to know droughts better. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 1 week ago

Droughts are one of the most feared natural calamities in India impacting food production, the economy as well as the morale of millions of farmers in a cou

India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Harnessing runoff to cope with droughts in South India
With north east monsoon playing truant, understanding the reasons for droughts in South India is crucial. Can harnessing runoff help to cope with the increasing dry spells that south indian cities are facing? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

The years 2016 to 2018 saw a major drought in the South of India due to low winter rainfall from the northeast monsoon – rainfall crucial for water availability, agriculture and livelihoods for the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

The scramble to collect water: Can it be prevented? (Image Source: India Water Portal)
The lessons learnt from Cyclone Yaas
Tropical cyclones are expected to increase in intensity with climate change Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

On May 26, Cyclone Yaas from the Bay of Bengal hit the coast in Bhadrak district near the Bahanaga block north of Dhamra port

Cyclone Yaas slammed into the north Odisha coast near Balasore on May 26, 2021 (Image: NASA Earth Observatory)
Need rainfall data of East Kachchh
(not verified) posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Need rainfall taluka-wise data of East Kachchh

Amidst Covid-19 second wave, two cyclones hit the Indian coasts
News this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

Cyclone Tauktae hit the west coast, while Yaas batters the east coast

Fallen lampost and trees lay sprawled across the road after a cyclone (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Met Data availability
(not verified) posted 2 months 2 weeks ago


I need met data, which is currently not available on your portal. Please inform me of the expected date when data will be made available.


Yash Pal Rose

Associate Professsor

Govt. college for Women, Sirsa

Haryana- India


Serious efforts needed to curb carbon emissions
Will the promises by major nations at the recent climate summit bring the world closer to the Paris goals? Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

The Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted by the United States President Joe Biden has come to a successful conclusion.

On January 20, 2021 United States rejoined the Paris Accord (Image: Kai Stachowiak; Public Domain license)
Hourly rainfall data for Chiplun city located in Ratnagiri district
(not verified) posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Respected Sir/Madam.

I am in a need of data of hourly rainfall data for Chiplun city, which is in Ratnagiri District State of Maharashtra.