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A new study by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), a Bangalore-based think tank, emphasises the urgent need to build climate resilience in western India. Titled ‘District-Level Changes in Climate: Historical Climate and Climate Change Projections for the Western States of India,’ the study indicates changes in climate patterns that are likely to occur in the western states of India—Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan—over the next three decades compared to the historical period (1990–2019). The study analysed two representative scenarios: moderate emissions and high emissions.

CSTEP’s study indicates an overall increase in the number of high-intensity (51–100 mm/day) and very high-intensity (>100 mm/day) rainfall in the next three decades compared to the historical period.

Press Release - CSTEP Study: Western States Set for More High-Intensity Rainfall Events