Agrometeorological Risk and Coping Strategies — Perspective from Indian Subcontinent

  • N. Chattopadhyay
  • B. Lal

Abstract

The Indian subcontinent has been exposed to disasters from time immemorial. The increase in the vulnerability in recent years has been a serious threat to the overall development of the country. Subsequently, the development process itself has been a contributing factor to this susceptibility. Coupled with lack of information and communication channels, this had been a serious impediment in the path of progress. India’s vulnerability to various disasters has led to mounting losses year after year. Mammoth funds were drawn to provide post disaster relief to the growing number of victims of floods, cyclones, droughts and the less suspecting landslides and earthquakes.

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Cyclone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Chattopadhyay
    • 1
  • B. Lal
    • 2
  1. 1.India Meteorological DepartmentAgrimet Division ShivajinagarPuneIndia
  2. 2.India Meteorological DepartmentNew DelhiIndia

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