Heat related Resources

This page contains links to a repository of Heat related resources including IEC materials, research material etc. developed by Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.

IEC Materials

Public awareness films and videos on Heat developed by IIPH Gandhinagar and National Disaster Management Authority, Govt of India, can be found here in the NDMA website: 

Research Papers: 

1.      A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad,    

2.      Neonates in Ahmedabad, India during the 2010 heat wave: a climate change adaptation

3.      Heat-related mortality in India: Excess all-cause mortality associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad heat wave:

4.      Development and Implementation of South Asia’s First Heat-Health Action Plan in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India:

5.      Building Resilience to Climate Change: Pilot Evaluation of the Impact of India’s First Heat Action Plan on All-Cause Mortality:  

6.      Perceived heat stress and health effects on construction workers:  

7.      Development of Ahmedabad’s Air Information and Response (AIR) Plan to Protect Public Health:  

8.  Extreme Heat Kills even in very hot cities: Evidence from Nagpur, India: 

Ahmedabad’s 2018 & 2019 Heat Action Plan is here: 



A fact sheet on expanding heat action plans in India is here

A how to manual and city resilience tool kit is here

An interim cool roofs issue brief is here:

The National Disaster Management Authority’s heat guidelines are here

Ahmedabad Air Information & Response (AIR) Plan:

Awards and recognition:

Earth Care Award 2018: Video: Leadership in Urban Climate Action―Beat the Heat