Extreme heat waves in India are placing additional burdens on agriculture, the economy, and public health, undermining efforts to control poverty and disease, according to a new study.
According to the British news agency Reuters, a team of scholars led by Cambridge University’s Ramit Debnath says that since 1992, more than 24,000 deaths have been caused by extreme heat, and the heat wave in northern India has caused air pollution and avalanches. caused a meltdown.’
He has said that ‘India is now facing multiple dimensions of threats from climate change, and the weather was severe almost every day from January to October last year.’
“It’s very important to know how we measure risk for these recurring events,” Ramit Debnath told Reuters.
He warned that 90 percent of India’s total land area is now in heat-prone areas and is not fully prepared.
Ramit Debnath says that India has already done a lot in terms of reducing heat. They now consider heat waves part of their disaster relief package, but the pace of these plans needs to be improved.
“The steps being taken are quite important, and I think they have a very solid plan, but it remains to be seen how the implementation goes,” he said.
Researchers have warned that heatwaves are undermining India’s efforts to meet its ‘social development goals’ to tackle poverty, hunger, inequality, and disease.
He has expressed fear that the quality of life for 48 million people may be affected by extreme heat.
Meteorologists in India have predicted severe heat from March to May this year.