Nowhere is the impact of climate change more stark than in the plight of India’s internal climate refugees – those displaced and forced to migrate within the country due to extreme weather events, such as floods, landslides, droughts and forest fires. India is highly vulnerable to climate change with 80% of the population living in districts at risk of extreme hydro-met disasters. It is estimated that India will have 5 crore climate refugees by 2050 and close to 50 lakh Indians were displaced in 2021 alone due to climate change and natural disasters. Is India cognisant of its internal climate refugees and what is it doing for them?
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