Q. Coastal Vulnerability Index has been prepared by which of the following institution?
About the Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI):
- INCOIS has carried out a coastal vulnerability assessment for the entire Indian coast at States level.
- It has brought out an Atlas comprising 156 maps on 1:1,00,000 scales to prepare a Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI).
- The atlas determines the coastal risks due to future sea-level rise based on the physical and geological parameters for the Indian coast.
- Tidal range
- Wave height
- Coastal slope
- Coastal elevation
- Shoreline change rate
- Geomorphology and
- Historical rate of relative sea-level change.
Coverage: The mapping was carried out for the entire mainland of India on a 1:25000 scale. The maps depict coastal low-lying areas exposed to the coastal inundation.
Source: Important Indexes