Climate Change and Disaster Management in India

11 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2018

Date Written: April 1, 2018


India is faced with the challenge for sustaining rapid economic growth while addressing the threat posed by climate change. The Indian subcontinent is among the world's most disaster prone area. Almost 85 percentage of India's area is vulnerable to one or multiple hazard. India is caught in the middle of debates on historical emission cuts, legally binding commitments for emission reduction and an effective and efficient "co-benefits" approach to address climate change. The Indian development process is guided by the aspiration of making India prosperous and progress on the path of "Development without Destruction". Hence it is of utmost importance to mainstream the climate change mitigation and adaptation into the overall development plans of the Country. In this paper an attempt has been made to highlight the extreme climatic condition in India and policies adopted for disaster management.

Keywords: Climate Change in India, Extreme Heat, Rainfall Pattern, Endemism, Vector Borne Diseases, Disaster Management Act and Policies

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V, Shaharban, Climate Change and Disaster Management in India (April 1, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Shaharban V (Contact Author)

Kannur University ( email )

Assistant Professor
Kannur, Kerala

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