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A study based on farm household survey was conducted in mid-hills of Himachal Pradesh to gain insights on people s perceptions and adaptations to climate change and variability. Results of the study indicated that 88.9 % of people perceived rise in temperature of the region while 88.4 % perceived a decreasing trend in amount of rainfall. People s perceptions for both maximum temperature and rainfall were in accordance with results of linear regression analysis of weather data of the period from 1995- 2011 collected from meteorological station in the region.

India is expected to surpass China to become the world's most populous nation by 2022, the United Nations said on Thursday .

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Natio

Despite a continuing slowdown in the rate of population growth, it is “almost inevitable” that the number of people on the planet will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the latest UN projections.

This report discusses how the major urban development schemes in India do not adequately take into account issues related to children’s health, education, growth, safety and participation.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday declined to relax its recent order, banning all tourist activities in and around the Rohtang Pass overlooking the picturesque tourist resort Manali, to

Asia has a unique opportunity to fight climate change and lift many more people out of poverty if it invests more in the communities living in its forests, experts said.

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh's disabled population has witnessed a whopping rise of 48% from 2001 to 2011 with the number of disabled going up from 4.19 lakh to 6.24 lakh during the period.

The provisional socio-economic data for Rural India has been released. The survey has been completed in all the 640 districts. It is provisional as the final lists are being uploaded in some districts after addressing all the objections received. It is being released as its use in evidence based planning for rural development and poverty reduction needs to be undertaken immediately.

In a context of rapid growth, an increasing proportion of minorities and indigenous peoples are now living in urban areas. But while they offer the possibility of greater freedoms, improved livelihoods and more equitable opportunities, cities often magnify existing patterns of discrimination and insecurity.

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