Reckitt's Climate Resilience Index For North Eastern Region Of India: Nagaland

Reckitt’S Climate Resilience Index For North Eastern Region Of India: Nagaland

New Delhi: The Climate Resilience Index is a data-backed assessment that takes into consideration factors contributing to climatic vulnerability, existing adaptation mechanisms in place and ability of the system to bounce back in case of an adverse climatic event. The index measures the ability of a state to cope with climate risks.

It has been drafted by Reckitt as a measure that will help North Eastern States cope up with the effects of climate risks. This assessment of gaps with recommendations have been drafted based on ground assessments, currently being piloted in two states – Sikkim and Nagaland.

Also Read: Climate Resilience Index For North Eastern Region Of India: Sikkim

Here are some of the highlights from the report’s findings in Nagaland:

– 2% declining rainfall trend observed in Nagaland from 2009-2019 (highest decline amongst 7 studied states)

– There has been 40% reduction in expenditure incurred on Water Conservation and Water Harvesting under MGNREGA (2018-2021) in Nagaland

– Low road connectivity makes accessibility difficult in the region

– Agriculture is the main occupation in the state but also the most vulnerable to climate change.

– Nagaland has also the highest out-of-pocket expense on health on hospitalisation amongst the seven states studied in the North Eastern Region

The Climate Resilience Index report further states the potential focus areas for the state:

– The agricultural systems in Nagaland will have to achieve climate smart objectives, government has to come up with an integrated landscape management approach. Intervention includes contour bunding (involves the placement of lines of stones along the natural rises of a landscape), contour trenching (an agricultural technique that allow for water, and soil conservation, and to increase agricultural production in the region), loose boulder (drainage line treatments), check dams, land levelling and bench terraces, plantation of area specific species, vermicomposting to name a few.

– It further states that Nagaland will have to focus on Integrated forest landscape management for forest conservation and strengthening biodiversity

– The state should also define conservation block-wise tailored approach depending on local needs and conditions (reforestation, afforestation, ecological restoration, natural regeneration, enrichment planting and agroforestry)

– Given that Nagaland has the highest out-of-pocket expense on health out of the 7 states, exploring traditional medicine can bridge the gap with proper policy, along with modern medicine improving overall healthcare system

Also Read: Developing Climate Resilience Index (CRI) For The North Eastern Region Of India

So, Why North Eastern Regions?

Susceptibility of climate change in north eastern region of India is high, as per the study, following observations were done:

– 60% area of NER (5/8 states) show a significant declining trend in precipitation over more than a 100 year period

– Moreover, the report says, parts of the region despite receiving high seasonal rainfall are drought-prone

– The report also adds that 87% of NER either received no rainfall or is rainfall deficient

– One of the 35 biodiversity hotspots in the world and lies within Indomalaya ecozone. As per the CRI study, 24% of India’s forests are in NER; which occupies 8% of India’s geographic area

– The report further highlights that there was a 5% consecutive loss in NER’s forest (70% NER area is forests) between 2017-19, while in that period, India saw an increase of 1%

– The report also states that North eastern regions are highly prone to landslides with decreasing forest cover

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World

25,18,98,205Cases

21,30,04,611Active

3,38,14,080Recovered

50,79,514Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 25,18,98,205 and 50,79,514 have died; 21,30,04,611 are active cases and 3,38,14,080 have recovered as on November 12, 2021 at 3:42 am.

India

3,44,14,186 12,516Cases

1,37,4161,140Active

3,38,14,080 13,155Recovered

4,62,690 501Deaths

In India, there are 3,44,14,186 confirmed cases including 4,62,690 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,37,416 and 3,38,14,080 have recovered as on November 12, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details



State

Cases

Active

Recovered

Deaths
Maharashtra

66,21,420 997

15,997 47

64,64,948 1,016

1,40,475 28

Kerala

50,42,082 7,224

70,251 833

49,36,791 7,638

35,040 419

Karnataka

29,91,142 286

8,046 10

29,44,958 289

38,138 7

Tamil Nadu

27,12,404 820

10,013 146

26,66,140 962

36,251 4

Andhra Pradesh

20,69,352 286

3,196 24

20,51,747 307

14,409 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,243 7

92 0

16,87,247 7

22,904

West Bengal

16,01,586 854

7,973 28

15,74,333 813

19,280 13

Delhi

14,40,270 40

367 21

14,14,812 61

25,091

Odisha

10,44,699 271

2,677 39

10,33,652 308

8,370 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,271 26

216 7

9,92,468 33

13,587

Rajasthan

9,54,475 4

46 2

9,45,475 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,866 40

234 19

8,16,542 21

10,090

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,936 12

76 5

7,82,336 17

10,524

Haryana

7,71,388 20

130 12

7,61,208 8

10,050

Bihar

7,26,148 4

35 2

7,16,452 6

9,661

Telangana

6,73,140 153

3,737 9

6,65,432 160

3,971 2

Assam

6,13,312 251

3,261 18

6,04,009 262

6,042 7

Punjab

6,02,695 48

266 24

5,85,859 21

16,570 3

Jharkhand

3,48,960 12

149 1

3,43,673 13

5,138

Uttarakhand

3,43,987 13

146 4

3,36,438 8

7,403 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,33,667 177

1,311 81

3,27,908 96

4,448

Himachal Pradesh

2,25,464 145

1,128 33

2,20,536 168

3,800 10

Goa

1,78,422 23

298 4

1,74,753 19

3,371

Puducherry

1,28,332 30

260 12

1,26,209 42

1,863

Mizoram

1,27,548 631

5,838 101

1,21,254 732

456

Manipur

1,24,328 78

761 37

1,21,626 40

1,941 1

Tripura

84,644 9

133 1

83,695 10

816

Meghalaya

83,962 20

273 45

82,227 64

1,462 1

Chandigarh

65,376 3

23 1

64,533 2

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,208 6

44 3

54,884 9

280

Sikkim

32,080 6

126 2

31,554 4

400

Nagaland

31,966 6

172 0

31,102 6

692

Ladakh

21,098 11

130 1

20,759 10

209

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,682

0 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,668 3

11 2

7,528 1

129

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