Climate has not remained unchanged during any period of time. However, currently, the change is so rapid that living beings are unable to get acclimatized to the change.Climate change can affect a wide variety of sectors in our lives. Such sectors include agriculture, health, security near coastal areas, soil conservation, habitat, transportation, flow in rivers, flood management, biodiversity, and so on.

Asians are particularly vulnerable to impacts of climate change. A study made jointly by Clean Air Initiatives in Asian Cities and Clean Development Initiative in Asia, with support from GIZ (German Agency for International Development) has been published in July 2012. It shows that barely 3 per cent of the cities in Asia have a plan to meet the challenge of climate change. This only shows that we have a long way to go and we have to start immediately. How urbanization has wiped out the many ponds, tanks and small lakes in urban areas is common knowledge. Observations and impacts of climate change on habitat are known more widely than the impacts on health are known.

World Health Organization (WHO) considers that global warming is a threat to public health, given the current trends in urbanization and industrial growth plans. Much of such threat may be the secondary impact of climate change on habitat. Therefore, IDC foundations had planned to have discussion on Impact of Climate Change jointly on habitat and health. Accordingly, a National Conference was organized on 13th and 14th September 2012.   

IDC foundation is grateful to have received the support of the Ministry of Space and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, Defence Research and Development Organization, Centre for Environment Education, Central Pollution Control Board, Department of Community Medicine ofMaulana Azad Medical College, School of Social work of University of Texas at Arilington (USA), Directorate of Health Services and School of Planning and Architecture. The response from authors and participants was also very encouraging. 

Shri Anurag Goel, Member, Competition Commission of India inaugurated the conference as Chief Guest. The key note address was delivered by Shri Tishyarakshit Chatterjee, IAS, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forest. Shri Arvinder Singh Bakshi, Chairman, Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power, was Guest of Honour along with other dignitaries including Shri Mukul Sanwal, IAS, former Coordinator, UNFCCC and former Secretary to the Government of India and AVM (Dr) Ajit Tyagi, Koteswaram Professor and Permanent Representative of India with World Meteorological Organization.   

We are delighted that researchers, planners, administrators, technologists and non-governmental organisations have shown active interest in the Conference. We are grateful to the management of STM Journals who has provided us a solid platform to present the scientific deliberations to every one interested in the subject.    


Prof. (Dr.) Jugal Kishore                                                                     


Scientific Committee of Conference                                                              



Paritosh Tyagi

Chairman & Managing Trustee

IDC Foundation

Table of Contents

Review Articles

Impacts of Climate Change PDF
Shri T Chatterjee IAS 1-6
Climatic Change challenges the sustainable health and development PDF
Dr. Jugal Kishore, Nishu Chaudhry 7-10
Review of Policies for Managing Climate-change Impacts in India: Plans, Opportunities and Economics at Crossroad PDF
Anil K Gupta, Sreeja S. Nair, Mohammad Yunus 8-19
Changing Disease Epidemiology: An Impact of Climate Change PDF
Dr. Tanu Anand, Dr. G.K. Ingle 19-26
Impact of Climate Change on Human Health Particularly Disease Epidemiology and Preventive Measure PDF
Seema Mumtaz, Nandini Puri 27-31
Understanding Linkages of Climate Change Effects on Outbreaks of Waterborne Diseases in Indian Context and Its Implications on Public Health Policies in India PDF
Divya Singh, Arun Kumar 32-36
The Effect of Climate Change on Health and Poverty PDF
Ishrat Batool, Aditi Chauhan, Nandini Sharma, Samvedna Yadav 37-41
Indicator to Identify Critical Regions Prone To Health Disorders Owing To Water Scarcity PDF
Poonam Ahluwalia 42-55
Detecting Pollutants in Vegetable leaf Water Content as an index of Change in Bandwidth Using Sonet/Sdh Domain PDF
Deepak Dhadwal, A.K. Arora, V.R. Singh 56-60
Buildings and Climate Change PDF
Ms. Pratima Singh 61-67
Climate Vulnerability Index for Water at the Household Level in Slums of Delhi PDF
Dr. Savita Aggarwal, Dr. Geeta Punhani, Jagriti Kher 68-78
Wet Processing of Textiles: Health and Environment PDF
Dr. Bhupinder Kaur, Dr. Renu Arora, Dr. Chanchal 79-86
Information, Knowledge, Education and Awareness for Sustainable Construction PDF
Dr. Renu Arora Associate Professor., Ms. Meghna Assistant Professor 87-90
Application of WSN to Study the Effect of Climate Change on Human Health PDF
Rajiv Dahiya, A.K. Arora, V.R. Singh 91-96
Impediments In Solar Energy Policies In India: A Stakeholders’ Perspective PDF
Ms. Meenal Jain, Dr. Meenakshi Mit thal, Prof. Matt Syal 97-104
Enhancing Climate Literacy of Urban Poor Women through ICTs PDF
Ms. Sakshi Saini, Dr. Savita Aggarwal, Dr. Geeta Punhani 105-113

ISSN: 2249 – 8621