NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - India plans to introduce aircraft that can fly into tropical storms, weather radars and a network of rainfall gauges to gather data that will improve its response to disasters made worse by climate change, the head of its disaster agency has said.
A girl carrying a child stands outside her makeshift tent in front of the athletes village for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, while surrounded by floodwaters from the river Yamuna in New Delhi, Sept. 23, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds
India is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with a bulging population of 1.2 billion people, many living in areas vulnerable to natural hazards such as floods, cyclones, droughts and earthquakes. Read more
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