Himalayan cities are particularly vulnerable to disasters and extreme events such as earthquakes, landslides, flash floods, thunderstorms, cold waves etc.
To manage the mounting heat stress risk in Indian urban centres, Integrated Research for Action and Development (IRADe), the leading South Asian research institute and think tank, is spearheading an inter-disciplinary research study on Climate Adaptive Heat Stress Action Plans, being funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada.
Indian cities are highly vulnerable to climate induced natural hazards that lead to disruption of basic urban services
Dengue, one of the major vector borne diseases has shown a rapid increase over India in recent years. The trend seems to be a major concern for public health. Over the recent years, major dengue outbreaks have been seen regularly across India.