1st Edition

Climate Change in India Impacts and Assessments

Edited By Neloy Khare Copyright 2025
    272 Pages 53 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The climate over the Indian subcontinent is influenced by complex interactions between the atmosphere, ocean, and land, along with human interventions that are influencing heat extremes, changing monsoon patterns, sea-level rise, and posing serious threats to lives and livelihoods among populations in India. This book, based on recent studies and research, explains how and why the climate is changing across India and how these changes are expected to evolve in the future. It takes a holistic view of the climate from India’s perspective and discusses important themes such as groundwater, land use, livestock, and natural disasters. Readers will have an in-depth understanding of impacts and possible adaptations.


    • Includes case studies of groundwater and the effect of climate change.
    • Identifies land use and land cover changes in different regions in India.
    • Discusses the implications of past and present climate change on various livestock types.
    • Explains various natural hazards and their relationship to climate change.
    • Describes technological intervention in climate change.

    Researchers, academics, and graduate students in Earth sciences, climatology, meteorology, or environmental studies working on projects related to climate change will find this an invaluable reference. Governmental organizations, institutions, and global NGOs will also benefit from the insights presented in this book.

    1. Groundwater Potential in India: Challenges and Threats of Climate Change Scenario

    Sarah Sarah, Ira Khan, Rikza Imtiyaz, et al.

     2. Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment using GIS based Water Quality Index (WQI) in parts of Jamui and Nawada Districts, Bihar, India

    Navneet Ranjan, Akhouri Bishwapriya, Gautam Chand Garg, et al.

     3. Climate Change and its Impact on Coldwater Fisheries

    Darve Sabina Iqbal, Gohar Bilal Wani, and Asra Imtiyaz Mattoo

     4. Implications of Climate Change on Agriculture and Adaptation Strategies in India

    S D Attri and S. Naresh Kumar

     5. Impact of Climate Change in India: Challenges to Human Health

    Vandana Prajapati, Shailender Kumar Verma, Anwar Alam, et al.

     6. Use of Biotechnological Tools in Assessing Climate Impact on Mariculture: An Overview of Likely scenarios over the Indian Subcontinent

    Dilip Kumar Jha, Josephine Anthony, G. Dharani, et al.

     7. Interannual and Seasonal Patterns of Soil Evapotranspiration in Response to Vegetation Dynamics as Revealed from Satellite Time Series Data

    Ali P. Yunus and A.C. Narayana

    8. Rainfall-Induced Landslide Hazards and Forecast under Changing Climatic Patterns and Associated Adaptations

    Devesh Walia

     9. Hotspots of Land Use Land Cover Change of Upper Meghna River Basin, India

    Amritee Bora, Devesh Walia, B.S Mipun, et al.

    10. Mapping Mountain Glacier Facies Using High-Resolution Optical Satellite Data: Possibilities and Challenges

    Sagar F. Wankhede, Shridhar D. Jawak, Alvarinho J. Luis, et al.

     11. Assessment of Climate Change and its Impact on Human Inhabitation of Gujarat during the Mid- Late Holocene Period

    Archana Das, Aashima Sodhi, S. P. Prizomwala, et al.


    Dr. Neloy Khare is an Adviser and Scientist G to the Government of India at MoES. He has 30 years of experience in the field of paleoclimate research, teaching, and coordination for scientific programs, including the Indian Polar Program. Dr. Khare has completed his PhD degree on tropical marine regions and has made significant contributions in the field of paleoclimatology of Southern high-latitude regions (the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean) using Micropaleontology as a tool. Dr. Khare has been conferred Honorary Professor and Adjunct Professor by many Indian Universities. He has a very impressive list of research publications to his credit. Dr. Khare has been a Guest Editor for Special Issues of Scientific journals, he has authored/edited many books published by leading international publishers like Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Nova International, IGI Global, and others. The government of India and many professional bodies have bestowed him with many prestigious awards for his humble scientific contributions to areas such as climate change, oceanography, polar science, and southern oceanography. The most coveted award is the Rajiv Gandhi National Award -2013 conferred by the Honourable President of India. Dr. Khare sailed in the Arctic Ocean as a part of “Science PUB” in 2008 during the International Polar Year campaign for scientific exploration, becoming the first Indian to sail in the Arctic Ocean.