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Over 2000 lives lost due to extreme weather in India in 2018-19

by Futures Centre, Aug 31
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According to the Environment Ministry of India, 2,405 people lost their lives as a result of extreme weather related events in the country in 2018-19. Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change , said, “as per the information received from the Ministry of Home Affairs, 2,405 lives have been reported to be lost during the financial year 2018-19 in the country due to cyclonic storm/flash flood/landslides/cloudburst etc”, in his written reply to a query. He also added that global warming may lead to a rise in the frequence and/or intensity of such events.

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Supriyo spoke about the existing steps taken by the Indian Government to tackle climate change, which include the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) that “provides an overarching framework for all climate actions”, as well as State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC).

 

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