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Climate-induced displacement in Chennai and Kerala

Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal discusses forcible displacement and resettlement policy with The Hindu, as it relates to his ongoing research into climate-induced displacement in Chennai and Kerala.

“Societal response to natural disasters is much more robust in Kerala than in Tamil Nadu. It is because of this factor that Kerala has got more capacity and resources to deal with such situations than Tamil Nadu, where there is over-reliance on the State to deliver,” he said, adding that the focus of the study on the two States covered developmental justification and environmental risks.

Read more about his research here.