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Rising floods, droughts & storms may hit India's food security, public health: First official report on climate change

Rising floods, droughts & storms may hit India's food security, public health: First official report on climate change
Rising floods, droughts & storms may hit India's food security, public health: First official report on climate change
The rainy season may become longer as the monsoon’s retreat is likely to be delayed, while its onset may be earlier, the report said.

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​The report says that the Mumbai region is highly vulnerable to climate change due to sea-level rise, storm surge and extreme precipitation. The coastal city of Kolkata is also prone to flooding due to extreme rainfall activities associated with tropical cyclones.

PUNE: Climate change poses serious challenges to India’s economic growth, food security and public health with increasing floods, droughts and storms along with heightened threat of floods and cyclones in coastal cities such as Mumbai and Chennai, the country’s first official report on changing weather patterns said. India already is seeing a higher number of warm days, fewer cold nights, depleting rainfall and warming of the Himalayas, the
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