Droughts and Floods
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.
Droughts reduced India’s gross domestic product by 2-5 per cent over 20 years from 1998-2017: Report
Excessive dependence and unregulated use of groundwater is draining India dry with 84 percent of groundwater being used for irrigation and 90 percent for drinking in rural areas.
West Bengal's coastline suffers the worst erosion while Goa's remains stable
Several large states have low coverage of JJM in rural households: Panel expresses displeasure
Participatory flood risk mapping is a well-recognized and widely implemented tool for meaningful community involvement in disaster risk reduction.
Delhi is facing the risk of land subsidence. And uncontrolled and illegal groundwater extraction is to blame!
What is land subsidence
Over the years, the Himalayan climate has grown warmer, there are higher incidences of short but intense monsoon and hailstorms.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has recently come up with a ‘Climate hazards and vulnerability atlas of India’ which provides districts maps on hazard events and vulnerability for all the calendar months and at annual scale in India.