India’s first ever integrated climate cell at Kolkata Municipal Corporation is in the process of activating a mobile app for citizens that will give them alerts during natural disasters.
This first-of-its-kind app in the country is intended to give information to citizens on various eco-friendly measures and alerts during disasters as part of preparedness planning. The climate change cell consists of a rooftop solar feasibility calculator, a first of its kind in the country. The initiative is expected to help people take steps at individual and collective levels to make a difference to the city.
The set-up of the climate change cell has been supported by the UK under a two-year UK-Kolkata Municipal Corporation Program of 1 million pound technical assistance on low carbon and climate-resilient Kolkata.