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Most of India's statewide heat action plans are inadequate to deal with local risks
27/03/2023 10:33 PM | Click to read full article
With India witnessing unprecedented heatwaves in 2022 and this February declared the hottest month since 1901 by the India Meteorological Department, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), in the first critical assessment, said most of the Heat Action Plans (HAPs) in 18 states may not be suited to the risks faced by local populations. The CPR's report says most HAPs across the country generally focus on dry extreme heat and ignore the threats posed by humid heat and warm nights.