India records its hottest March in over 120 years amid calls for boosting heat resilience

Many parts of India are already reeling from unusually early heatwaves. PHOTO: AFP
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KOLKATA - Calls for Indian cities and towns to ramp up their heat resilience to protect vulnerable groups are getting louder as temperatures break new records in the country.

Last month was the hottest March since record-keeping began in India in 1901, with the average maximum temperature touching 33.1 deg C. The previous high was 33.09 deg C for March 2010.

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