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Excessive climate occasions claimed 1,750 lives in India in 2021, Maharashtra worst-hit; test state-wise checklist | India Information

New Delhi: The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued an announcement on the ‘Local weather of India throughout 2021’ and stated that the nation noticed 1,750 deaths as a consequence of excessive climate occasions final yr. 

The Met division, in an announcement on Friday (January 14, 2022), stated that Maharashtra was the worst-affected state with 350 fatalities, adopted by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.

It knowledgeable that thunderstorms and lightning claimed greater than 780 lives in India final yr, whereas 759 folks died in heavy rainfall and flood-related incidents.

Cyclonic storms claimed 172 lives and 32 others died as a consequence of different excessive climate occasions, the IMD stated.

Heavy rainfall and flood related-incidents claimed 215 lives in Maharashtra, 143 in Uttarakhand, 55 in Himachal Pradesh, 53 in Kerala and 46 in Andhra Pradesh, in keeping with the report.

Thunderstorms and lightning claimed 213 lives in Odisha, 156 in Madhya Pradesh, 89 in Bihar, 76 in Maharashtra, 58 in West Bengal, 54 in Jharkhand, 49 in Uttar Pradesh and 48 in Rajasthan.

The Met Division stated 223 folks died as a consequence of excessive climate occasions in Odisha, 191 in Madhya Pradesh, 147 in Uttarakhand, 102 in Bihar, 98 in Uttar Pradesh, 92 in Gujarat and 86 in West Bengal.

Sixty-seven died in Kerala, 62 in Rajasthan, 59 in Himachal Pradesh, 57 in Jharkhand, 50 in Andhra Pradesh, 45 in Karnataka, 34 in Tamil Nadu, 32 in Jammu and Kashmir, 25 in Telangana and 14 in Assam.

Of the seven deaths recorded in Delhi as a consequence of excessive climate occasions, 4 occurred due to heavy rainfall and flooding, the IMD knowledge confirmed.

The IMD additionally acknowledged that 2021 was the fifth warmest yr on file since 1901. It additionally stated that 11 out of 15 warmest years have been throughout the latest fifteen years (2007-2021).

(With company inputs)

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