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Gujarat at a Glance

The State of Gujarat lies on the western coast of India with an area of 1,96,024 square kilometre. The State is bound by Arabian Sea on the west and it has a longest coastline (1,663 km) among Indian States. The State falls in the sub-tropical climate zone and wet in the southern districts and dry in the north-west region. The average temperature varies across the State. The summer temperature varies between 25°C and 45°C while the winter temperature ranges between 15°C and 35°C . The average annual rainfall over the State varies widely from 300 mm in the western half of Kutch to 2,100 mm in the southern part of Valsad district and the Dangs

Area1,96,024 sq km
Population60,383,628(Census 2011)
RainfallAverage annual rainfall: 932 mm
TemperatureSummer(March to May): 25 to 45°C
Winter(November to February): 15 to 35°C
Eco SystemRanges from deserts, scrublands, grasslands, deciduous forests, and wetlands to mangroves, coral reefs, estuaries, and gulfs.
ClimateWet in the southern districts and dry in the north-west region
Winter: November to February
Summer: March to May
Monsoon: June to October

Overview Map

Figure shows various districts and the District Head Quarters

Climate Change and Gujarat

Gujarat with its longest coastline in India (~1,663 km) is even more susceptible to Climate Change impacts. Extending from Kutch in the north to Valsad in the south, the State of Gujarat lies exposed to the likely sea level rise and changes in sea surface temperatures, which might probably increase storm surge occurrence and cyclonic activity in the Arabian Sea. The changes in rainfall patterns might lead to reduced surface flow in Luni, Mahi, Sabarmati and Narmada rivers which could affect both domestic and agriculture water availability. This in turn, along with temperature variations, could affect crop productivity adversely.

The Government of Gujarat has thus taken a pioneering step in the whole of Asia by establishing the first ever full-fledged Climate Change Department at the sub national level. The Department is under taking actions required for mitigation of and adaptation to Climate Change.

Climate Change Department(CCD)

The Government of Gujarat is committed to building a sustainable and climate resilient future for the people of Gujarat, at the highest level of administration. As part of Gujarat’s proactive approach, in 2009, then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi declared an in principle decision of the Government to form a new Department of Climate Change. The Climate Change Department acts as a bridge within the Government, and between the Government and the Society to address Climate Change. Gujarat is the first and only State in India, the first in Asia and fourth in the world to form an independent department for Climate Change. Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA)works under the aegis of the Climate Change Department to provide advice and guidance on research and project development in the context of Climate Change and also to promote and encourage maximum utilization of Clean Technologies to boost economy and to develop new technologies for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

www.gujaratindia.com - Official Portal of Gujarat Government
Gujarat Energy Development Agency
http://india.gov.in, the National Portal of India
Digital India
Office of The Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat State
 Vibrant Gujarat 2017 - The Global Business Hub : External website that opens in a new window
Forest Department, Govt. of Gujarat
Gujarat Pollution Control Board
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