dr-bharath-aithalRanbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Prof. finds increasing temperatures in Hyderabad

The New Indian Express (June 7, 2019)

Pictured on the left is Dr. Bharath H. Aithal from the Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management

HYDERABAD: The land temperature in the city has been on the rise for the last several years, and to control this the government has to take more serious efforts rather than just planting saplings.

According to a study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in the last 20 years, the minimum land surface temperature of Hyderabad has increased by 5-11 degrees Celsius depending upon the category of land use.

The study by IIT Kharagpur titled, 'Assessing land surface temperature and land use change through spatio-temporal analysis: a case study of select major cities of India', assesses the change in land usage in four cities--Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata. (Read More)