India: Heat Wave - May 2008
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- Govt. India: Climate Change Impacts in Drought and Flood Affected Areas: Case Studies in India. 1 Jun 2008
- Times of India: India: Orissa changes office hours due to heat wave. 25 May 2008
- Govt. India: India: Community Disaster Resilience Fund (CDRF). 16 Apr 2009
- CFE-DMHA: Heatwave, storm death toll in India's Orissa state rises to 41. 21 May 2008
- World Bank: New World Bank report calls for action to reduce climate change impacts in India's drought-and flood-affected areas. 25 May 2009
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The study focuses on two drought-prone regions of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and a flood prone region in Orissa.
NEW DELHI, May 25, 2009 - A new World Bank report says India can further its climate resilience through a combination of measures and right incentives aimed at multiple levels of government - local, state, and national.
The Report, Climate Change Impacts in Drought-and Flood-Affected Areas: Case Studies in India is the first of its kind in South Asia Region.
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi (the Embassy) has requested the assistance from Norad to undertake a Review of the Embassy's portfolio to identify possible ways and means of addressing/integrating appropriate climate change and environmental concerns in existing programs and projects supported by Norway. The Review was commissioned in response to the increased priority given to climate change and environment in Norwegian development cooperation policy.
On 30 April, International Development Minister Mike Foster launched DFID's 5th Meeting our Promises update, sharing our 2008 achievements in water and sanitation. The External Water Forum - Water & Sanitation in a Changing Climate - took place at the Institute of Physics in London.
Demonstrating Community Capacity to Program and Manage CDRF in India
A community disaster fund that brings local priorities and capacities of disaster prone communities to DRR programming was one of the key recommendations that emerged from the workshop 'From National Frameworks to Local Action' organized by ProVention Consortium, GROOTS International and Huairou Commission at the First Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva in June 2007.
A. Background to the Study
A.1 Climate Variability and Change
1. With alpine conditions, arid deserts and tropical regions, India's climate is as varied as its landscape. The summer monsoon marks the most important event in the economic calendar o f rural India. Over 70% o f the annual precipitation falls between the months o f June and September and a good monsoon heralds a bountiful harvest and financial security. But when monsoons fail, or are excessive, suffering and economic loss can be widespread.
BHUBANESWAR: Heat wave conditions in Orissa that have already claimed 47 lives, have forced the state government to change working hours of its offices from Monday.
The state government on Saturday ordered all its offices to work from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. without a lunch break till June 15 at all places in Orissa except Bhubaneswar, a state home department official said.
The working hours of judicial courts will be guided by such orders as may be issued by the high court, he said.
India, May 20, 2008- The death toll from a heat wave sweeping the eastern Indian state of Orissa as well as a recent storm has risen to 41, the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reported an official as saying on Sunday (May 18). Revenue control room official DN Sahu said four people were killed in Balasore district on Saturday (May 17) after a thunder squall, IANS reported. At least 37 people have died in the heat wave across Orissa since March 17. The storm also injured dozens of people and damaged property, the official said.
HYDERABAD: The severe heatwave conditions that have gripped the state for the last four to five days has claimed over 21 lives till Tuesday. Ten deaths were reported in East and West Godavari, six deaths occurred in Khammam and five in Vijayawada districts.
The meteorological department has issued a severe heatwave warning for coastal Andhra Pradesh and a moderate one for Telangana in the next 48 hours.
BHUBANESWAR: With the death of two more persons today, the death toll due to sun stroke in Orissa has mounted to 34, officials said.
Revenue control room sources said that one person each from Dhenkanal and Jajpur districts were reported to have died of severe heatwave on Thursday.
BHUBANESWAR: At least 28 people have died so far in a heat wave sweeping Orissa with temperatures remaining above 40 degrees Celsius in western parts of the state, officials said on Monday.
"The western districts are still burning.
CHANDIGARH: Haryana's Hissar city on Sunday recorded the highest temperature in the north Indian states of Punjab and Haryana with the mercury touching 47 degrees Celsius.
The temperature was six degrees above normal, weather officials at the meteorological office here said.
The Sikh holy city of Amritsar was the hottest place in Punjab with the temperature at a sizzling 44.5 degrees Celsius.
Karnal in Haryana recorded 43 degrees while Ambala was lower at 39.8.
VADODARA: Rising temperature in Gujarat has claimed three lives in Narmada, Bhavnagar and Rajkot districts in the last couple of days.
The temperature in Idar, Disa, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhuj is hovering between 41 and 45 degrees Celsius.
Idar on Friday recorded 45 degrees Celsius followed by 44 in Disa, 43 in Bhuj, 43 in Ahmedabad, 43 in Rajkot and 41.6 degrees in Vadodara, weathermen said.
However, the temperature in Surat has been between 33 and 37 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department has said that the temperature would continue to remain high in several parts of the …