This study attempts to contribute to the mission’s objective by analysing the gaps and constraints in the current urban water balance and the city water budgeting process.

This paper argues that the global rise in average temperatures and the resultant increase in the frequency and intensity of heatwaves are among the most severe consequences of climate change.

In recent years, India’s coastal regions have become more vulnerable to multiple risks related to climate change. Intense and more frequent cyclones such as the recent Fani, Gaja and Hudhud as well as severe floods have caused massive devastation to the country’s coastal states.

This paper proposes a framework for defining risk metrics to capture climate resilience in infrastructure assets.

This paper proposes a framework for defining risk metrics to capture climate resilience in infrastructure assets.

India bears the largest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. The TB prevention and control landscape in India is fraught with challenges at multiple levels, including low risk perception, lack of awareness, social stigma, an unregulated private sector and lack of treatment adherence.

Prof. Pranab Kumar Ray (Director, Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Research, Kolkata) scrutinises the need for water sharing between India and China, dispels misconceptions and provides a framework for an Integrated Basin Water Management system. India and China can put to planning and management a vast amount of water between them.

ORF report "Attitude towards Water in India", authored by Samir Saran, Sonali Mitra and Sarah Hassan, seeks to decode the diverse perspectives around water and rivers. It attempts to tease out the diversity in understanding of water challenges and difference in approaches to managing water across sectors, communities and geographies.

This Issue Brief seeks to provide inputs for further discussion to gain from potential windfall opportunities that might arise for India's natural gas industry as well as lay the requisite foundation for a future plan.

This book of charts on the state of cities and towns produced by ORF Urban Policy Research Initiative covering five states - NCT Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, presents a picture of the current state and developments in employment, education and public infrastructure provision, among others, and the disparities between states, within states and between different sections of the urban society.