Climate change in Madhya Pradesh: indicators, impacts and adaptation

Madhya Pradesh is likely to see 1-1.2 degree Celsius rise in temperature by 2045, bringing more droughts that will pose “enormous” pressure on agriculture, water resources, infrastructure and energy sectors, according to a study. The study, “Climate Change in Madhya Pradesh: Indicators, Impacts, and Adaptation,” done jointly by faculty member Veemal Mishra of IIT-Gandhinagar and Amit Garg of IIM-Ahmedabad says that with rise in temperatures, the “frequency of severe, extreme, and exceptional droughts” will increase. The study shows how India is stuck in a global problem, which is more severe for developing and poor countries as they lack resources to handle it. Madhya Pradesh has not created the problem but will have to suffer severely.