India saw natural disasters almost every day in first 9 months of 2022
India recorded extreme weather events on 242 of the 273 days from January 1 through September 30, 2022, according to a new report.
Assam reported the highest number of damaged houses and animal deaths, according to the analysis.
The estimation is most likely an underestimate as data for each event, including losses of public property or crop loss, has not been collated or estimated, according to the report.
Madhya Pradesh did not report any crop area damage and this could be because of gaps in loss and damage reporting, it added.
Every day of the three monsoon months had heavy to very heavy as well as extremely heavy rainfall in some parts of the country, analysts Kiran Pandey, programme director of CSE's Environmental Resources unit, and Rajit Sengupta, associate editor of DTE, wrote in the report.
The researchers collated data from two key Indian government sources the India Meteorological Department and the Disaster Management Division Of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, along with media reports to fill the gaps in official data.
The nine months studied also recorded several days of extreme weather conditions: Seventh wettest January since 1901 Warmest and third-driest March in 121 year Third-warmest April 11th-warmest August 8th-warmest September since 1901 Eastern and northeastern India saw its warmest and driest July in 121 years, according to the report.