Given its population and levels of inequality and poverty, India has long been considered the country most at risk from climate change. The high population density of the country puts unrelenting pressure on it’s natural resources. The World Bank estimates that by 2020 the pressure on India’s forests, water resources will be the highest in the world.
Sectorally, agriculture in India is the most vulnerable to extreme heatwaves, frequent floods, and severe droughts. According to data from the Indian Meteorological Department extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity. All in all, the statistics on the adverse impacts of climate change are truly astounding.