Maharashtra: Eleven out of 36 districts highly vulnerable to extreme weather events, says study


Mumbai: A study conducted by central government agencies have revealed that eleven of the 36 districts in Maharashtra are highly vulnerable to extreme weather events, droughts and dwindling water security

According to the news report published in, the report titled ‘Socio-economic vulnerability to climate change- Index development and mapping for districts in Maharashtra’ states that 11 out of 36 districts area are prone to such events. As per the study, Nandurbar is the most vulnerable district to cyclones, floods, droughts, changing rainfall patterns and extreme temperatures. The other districts include Parbhani, Jalna, Hingoli, Amravati, Buldhana, Beed, Aurangabad, Nanded, Akola, and Washim.

The research was conducted by Chaitanya Adhav from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, under the guidance of Dr R. Sendhil from ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research.

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