As the temperature rises and heatwaves grip various states of India, it is imperative for us to recognize the urgency of tackling climate crisis and safeguarding our environment.
The heatwave we are experiencing is a direct consequence of climate change and India is one of the most vulnerable countries to its effects.
Heatwave Crisis in India:
Several states have registered record high temperatures in recent weeks, with some areas experiencing temperatures as high as 49°C (120°F).
As the scorching summer heat continues to engulf our nation, its consequences are being felt far and wide.
(i) The health ramifications are alarming, with heat-related illnesses on the rise, including heatstroke and dehydration. These conditions disproportionately impact marginalized communities lacking access to proper healthcare and resources.
(ii) Water scarcity is another critical challenge with several regions experiencing acute water shortages, leading to water rationing and soaring prices.
(iii) Furthermore, people earning livelihood by way of growing crops and rearing livestock are also at the mercy of Surya Dev.
Addressing the challenges posed by the heatwave crisis requires collective efforts and support.
At HelpYourNGO, we prioritise partnering with reliable NGOs that are working tirelessly at the grassroots level to address pressing issues.
Many drops make an ocean…let us be the drop of water that douses this fire!
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