State Action Plan 2.0: Time to Get Vocal for Local

State-wise extreme weather events and associated death toll in 2019 Source: India Metereological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences

Moreover, plans that have a buy-in at the local level are more likely to succeed in finding long-lasting solutions to regional climate issues. For instance, in Gujarat, Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) helped improve the lives of salt farmers by replacing expensive diesel-powered water pumps with solar-powered ones. Similarly, Maharashtra’s Energy and Labour Department approved tenders for 500 MW of dedicated solar-based agriculture feeders. Trust-building practices such as these can go a long way in buying people participation.

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