Worldwide, there is a growing recognition of the role of energy access in the last mile delivery of community services. However, in India, energy access has had a strong household-level focus, while its role as an enabler of better health and education services has not gained enough attention.

Climate change is projected to have severe adverse impacts on India’s population, natural ecosystems, and socio-economic parameters.

Under a worst case scenario in the long run, urban areas of Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata are projected to experience the highest absolute increases in the heat related mortality by 2080s, says a study by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

Hyderabad, Mumbai and Shimla spanning 2005 - 2012. We developed Poisson regression models to study ‘the main temperature effect’ as well as ‘additional impacts’ of sustained high and low temperatures (i.e. heat and cold waves) on all-cause mortality risk.