Under the weather: Climate Change in rural India (Part-1)
Climate change is being witnessed across India. The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu have become vulnerable to floods and heavy storms, while in Rajasthan drop in rainfall is drying out the soil consequently increasing the desert cover. In West Bengal, while the temperature has been rising over the years, sudden bouts of heavy rainfall are leading to more landslides. Farmers of Madhya Pradesh have stopped predicting rainfall using their traditional ways because of the unpredictable pattern of rainfall.
To support the locals living in these areas, the Ministry of Environment and Forests in partnership with the German Development Cooperation are carrying out prime projects on adaptation to climate change in these four states of India.