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Uttarakhand

The Land of Gods

Uttarakhand

The Land of Gods



Our beautiful state of Uttarakhand faces a series of rapid and slow onset extreme events exacerbated by climate change, from landslides to floods and fires, receding snowlines, and extreme rainfall.

Our beautiful state of Uttarakhand faces a series of rapid and slow onset extreme events exacerbated by climate change, from landslides to floods and fires, receding snowlines, and extreme rainfall.

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Climate challenges not only affect our environment but also have far-reaching consequences for our communities and livelihoods.

Uttarakhand: Home to over nine million people, but 85% of its districts are hotspots for extreme floods and landslides.

cover_image Climate change fuelling India's monsoon fury By Editorial Team | August 23, 2023 Uneven and extreme rainfall this monsoon, especially in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, has a strong link to climate change, which is altering humidity and temperature pattern cover_image How Uttarakhand fared in a decade after devastating Kedarnath floods in 2013 By Editorial Team | June 16, 2023 Given the fragile nature of Himalayan mountains amidst changing climatic conditions, extreme weather events have only increased in the last 10 years across the state.

Uttarakhand's economy suffered over $3.8 billion in losses after the massive cloudburst in 2013.

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Sights and Sounds of Uttarakhand


Experience the heart and soul of Uttarakhand as its people share personal stories of resilience, impact, and inspiration.

In the last decade, floods and droughts struck simultaneously in Uttarakhand, complicating decision-making for policymakers.

Community Conversations on Uttarakhand

Himalayan glaciers in Uttarakhand shrank 65% faster from 2010 to 2020, raising concerns about future water resources.