March 15, 2019

Department of Science and Technology’s is planning to have a climate portal, whereby users can get district-wise data on the risks faced by them. This follows the publishing of climate vulnerability index of for 12 Himalayan States.


  • The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will be commissioning a study to assess the climate risks faced by States in India. 

  • Eventually it plans to have a climate portal, whereby users can zoom in on any district in the country and get a sense of what kind of risks — climate, socio-economic — are present. 

  • This follows an assessment of the global warming risks faced by 12 Himalayan States that found States such as Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand vulnerable to climate change. 

Source : The Hindu