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Scarcity of shade hurts Indian street vendors' income, health

Updated : July 09, 2020 02:28 PM IST

As deadly heatwaves become more frequent in tropical countries such as India, loss of shade can severely affect those who live and work on the streets, according to a study by researchers at Azim Premji University.
The study of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad showed that women and new migrants, as well as vendors in poorer neighbourhoods are at greater risk of being denied shade.
Booming Indian cities are losing green spaces rapidly as more land is needed to build metro lines and apartment blocks.
Scarcity of shade hurts Indian street vendors' income, health

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