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Title: NCR lost 40% of its water bodies in 42 years
Source:The Economic Times
Date:23 October 2017

Water bodies have decreased by a steep 40% in the national capital region (NCR) as a result of rapid urbanisation between 1972 and 2014, when the region saw a 17-fold rise in urban built-up areas, a study has revealed. At certain places, the complete transformation into an urban environment has led to an increase of 3 to 5 degrees in land surface temperature and 2 to 4 degrees in air temperature during this period, the study by the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at IIT Delhi found.

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