Heat Action Plan

  • India Meteorological Department (IMD) has created a Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India, focusing on thirteen hazardous meteorological events, including Heat Waves.
  • The Atlas uses Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, providing district maps on hazard events and vulnerability for all calendar months and annually.
  • Hazard maps are based on climatological data, census data, and various statistical and mathematical methods, aiming to offer impact-based early warning services.
  • The vulnerability atlas for heat waves reveals that 13% of districts and 15% of the population are moderately to very highly vulnerable.
  • Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh identified as the most vulnerable states.
  • Victims of climate hazardous events ....
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