Raghu Murtugudde

Raghu Murtugudde is a professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Earth System Science at the University of Maryland, USA. He is currently a visiting professor at IIT Bombay.

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Understanding link between extreme rainfall events and floods

It has been reported that extreme rainfall events are increasing over India and widespread floods have increased threefold over the last several decades from an average of two events per year to six events per year. But...

How air pollution is adding to India’s diabetes burden

The ill-effects of air pollution on human health have been reported extensively. Some estimates attribute nearly one-fourth of all deaths in India to air pollution, particularly exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns in size or...

Subsidies on irrigation efficiency may have a negative impact on water use

A new study has pointed out that increased irrigation efficiency does not translate into more water availability for other uses at the watershed level. The subsidies for increasing irrigation efficiency are intended to increase crop production as...