This press release was originally published by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs through the Press Information Bureau The National...
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India is grappling with a dual conundrum. While the country is going through a phase of rapid unplanned urbanization, it is also facing escalating risks of climate change.
In the last few years many Indian cities have started working on interventions aimed at flood-proofing and stormwater management at various scales.
Climate related disasters and inequities may push more than 100 million people in developing countries below the poverty line by 2030.
Till early March, most global reports indicated that the number of cities in India with a population of more than 1 million, will grow from 42 to 68 by 2030.
Rampant urbanization and climate change are twin triggers causing severe and frequent urban flooding across India. Traditional grey stormwater infrastructure such as...