India grappled with extreme weather events for 235 days out of the first nine months of 2023, a slight decrease from the 241 days recorded in the same period last year, as per India 2023: An assessment of extreme weather events brought out by Down To Earth (DTE) magazine and the Centre for Science and Environment.

The Central Government has proposed a draft methodology for ‘Water Harvesting-based Green Credit’ under the Green Credit Rules, 2023. This draft was issued on 23rd October, 2023. These proposed amendments aim to further enhance the Green Credit Programme’s effectiveness in promoting sustainable water harvesting projects.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Harpal Singh Rana Vs Delhi Metro Rail Corporation & Others dated 24/07/2023.

The matter related to discharge of rain water on the road side and the lack of proper methodology and manner of disposal, recharge of water and utilization by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Order of the High Court of Meghalaya in the matter of A H Hazarika Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 10/07/2023.

The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over India during 2022 was +0.51°C above the long-term average (1981-2010 period). The year 2022 was the fifth warmest year on record since nationwide records commenced in 1901.

India is in the tropical monsoon zone and received plenty of rainfall. Most of the annual rainfall occurs during the summer monsoon season (June-September) every year. However, the distribution of rainfall over the entire Indian region is not homogeneous.

This issue of the Agri-Food Trends and Analytics Bulletin (AF-TAB) aims to explore the relationship between El Niño, erratic and unseasonal rainfall, and its impact on agricultural production as well as food inflation.

The Asia-Pacific is the most vulnerable to climate-related shocks. This Seasonal Monitor provides a critical climate overview for WFP’s country offices in this region, with the aim of strengthening understanding, preparedness, and responses to these shocks.

The year 2022 was the fifth warmest for India since 1901 when India Meteorological Department started keeping weather records.

Ground Water Year Book is prepared annually by CGWB depicting changes in ground water regime of the country through different seasons. It is an effort to obtain information on ground water levels through representative monitoring wells. The important attributes of ground water regime monitoring are ground water level.