Indian women (15-50 yrs) are most prone to fire-related deaths compared to women in any other country, and many burn injuries & deaths inflicted by partners, in-laws or by women themselves are classified as accidents, we reported in Jan 2017: archive.indiaspend.com/special …

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More than half the deaths from reported in 23 states & union territories were due to fire in a residential building. All fire-accident deaths reported in Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, & Daman & Diu were in residential buildings, data show.

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In 2018, reported led to 12,748 deaths--or 35 every day, on average--down 3.1% from 13,159 in 2017. Of those killed, 7,244 (57%) were women and 5,503 (43%) were men.

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In 2018, nationwide, 13,099 were reported--or 36 every day, on average, according to the latest National Crime Records Bureau data released on Jan 9, 2020. This was 2.2% fewer than the 13,397 reported in 2017. Follow this thread for details:

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Hosur, in TN, has a much faster popn. growth rate than Malappuram but it failed to make the list of the world’s fastest growing cities because it has a population < 1 million. @iihsin’s @sooradge explains this and other factors. bit.ly/3aCsoBI 

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Not Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai: Three among the top 10 fastest-growing cities in the world are in India but they are much smaller cities--all in . How were they ranked? This analysis by @iihsin’s @sooradge explains the methods used. bit.ly/3aCsoBI 

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30,000 drowning deaths a year is a highly underreported figure: PD Sharma, president, @RLSSIndia. Estimated figure could be >100,000 as drowning is rampant across coastline and riverside settlements bit.ly/2GgLShj 

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IndiaSpend is hiring a producer to be based in our Mumbai office. Please send your CV to jobs@indiaspend.org

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In 2018, drowning (7%) was the 3rd main cause of accidental deaths in India, after traffic accidents (43%) & sudden deaths (11%). Men accounted for 78% of drowning deaths. Yet, there is no government policy for drowning prevention, experts say bit.ly/2GgLShj 

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In 2018, 83 people died every day in India, on average, due to --an unseen public health disaster: report on Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India bit.ly/2GgLShj 

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No policy to prevent drowning deaths in India, which killed 83 people every day, on average, in 2018. @WHO recommends barriers to control access to water, teaching children to swim, water safety skills, training in safe rescue & resuscitation bit.ly/2GgLShj 

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By 2030, all 105 countries examined could experience an increase in at least one type of risk to their stock of human, physical & natural capital. Share of annual outdoor working hours lost due to extreme heat & humidity in exposed regions could go up from 10% today to 15-20%.

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By 2030, the number of people living in areas with some likelihood of experiencing a lethal heatwave could rise from zero today to 250-360 million with a 9% annual probability of occurring (under an RCP 8.5 scenario and not factoring in air-conditioner penetration).

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This also could affect labor productivity in outdoor work. As of 2017, @McKinsey_MGI’s report notes, heat-exposed work has produced about half of India’s gross domestic product, and employs about 75% of the labourforce: indiaspend.com/hotter-weather- …

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Under a high emission, low mitigation scenario (called Representative Concentration Pathway 8.5), India could become one of the first places in the world to experience heatwaves that cross the survivability limit for a healthy human resting in the shade. indiaspend.com/65-indians-expo …

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The report, titled “Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts”, highlights potential risks from extreme heat & humidity in India. It is a result of a year-long research effort in collaboration with McKinsey’s Sustainability & Risk practices.

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