Climate Vulnerability Index

Climate Vulnerability Index ;-{in all the states in the Himalayan region}<
•index based on socio-economic factors, demographic and health status, sensitivity of agricultural production, forest-dependent livelihoods and access to information, services and infrastructure
•assessment shows that the vulnerability index is the highest for Assam (0.72) and Mizoram (0.71).[Assam is highly vulnerable to climate change because of factors like low per capita income, deforestation]
•Sikkim is the least vulnerable state with the index being 0.42 [Districts within a state face different degrees of vulnerability]

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