IIT Kharagpur designed shelters protect most vulnerable during Cyclone Fani





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IIT-KGP was highlighted in The New York Times as the designer of life-saving shelters that were used during Cyclone Fani. In the article, "How Do You Save a Million People From a Cyclone? Ask a Poor State in India", the shelters are lauded for their ability to provide protection to those that needed it most. The full article can be accessed via the below button.




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