Delhi, Mumbai among most prone to environmental risks: Report
"These cities tend to have high proportions of people living in multi-dimensional poverty and informal settlements with poor access to energy, water, and sanitation, and are likely to be impacted greatest by environmental risks such as flooding, cyclones or rises in the price of energy," the report said.
Of the 59 cities assessed in India, over 48 per cent of the population on average live in multi-dimensional poverty, the study said.
"With a 36 per cent projected increase in population in these Indian cities by 2025, this is likely to increase the proportion of people vulnerable to environmental risks," the report said.
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