On December 5, 2019, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in collaboration with Karnataka govt. has organised a two-day national workshop “Heat Wave 2020” on preparedness, mitigation and management of Heat Wave, in Bengaluru city of Karnataka. The workshop has been conducted well in advance of the heatwave season to manage the hot weather conditions for the year 2020. Climate change led to the rise of average summer temperature by 0.5°C in the past five years. This is the 4th annual workshop in a series that NDMA has been conducting since 2017.Key Points:
i.Heat wave: A heatwave is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries.
ii.23 states in India were affected by a heatwave in 2019, which is up by 4 as only 19 states were affected in India in 2018.
iii.Members present: Members and senior officials from NDMA; GV Venugopala Sarma, Member Secretary of NDMA; experts on heatwave, early warning and forecasting agencies, State governments, research institutions and members of the civil society participated in the workshop.
About National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA)
Founded- 30 May 2005
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Parent Department- Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA).
Chairman- Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.