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Andhra Pradesh: Stakeholder Consultations Meeting for Rapid Climate Risk Analysis

20 January- 01 February, 2016

Stakeholder consultations meeting were conducted with Industrialists, IALAs, APIIC Zonal Officers and INTEGRATION team between 20th January and 1st February, 2016. In this regard, CCA Project Team along with ASCI visited the selected IPS for “Capacity Needs Assessment” of the Stakeholders and CoreCarbanX visited the IPs for RCRA.

The Rapid Climate Risk Assessment study based on 

  • Identify relevant climatic hazards in the area.
  • Determine temporal and spatial exposure of the IPs.
  • Determine susceptibility and fragility of the IPs.
  • Combine exposure and susceptibility to expected impact.
  • Determine resilience of the IP.
  • Combine impact and resilience to derive vulnerability of the IP.
  • Risk Analysis.

Stakeholder consultation schedule in Andhra Pradesh

Sr. No.

Name of IP

Industrial Zone

Consultation dates

1

Growth Centre Bobbili

Vishakhapatnam

21 January 2016

2

Autonagar Gajuwaka

Vishakhapatnam

23 January 2016

3

IP Gajulamandyam

Tirupati

29 January 2016

4

IP Kurnool

Kurnool

22 January 2016

5

Vakalpudi (Phase III ) and Ramanaya peta

Kakinada

20 January 2016

 6  GC ongole  Ongole  02 Febrauary 2016

Case 1: IP Kurnool

IP Kurnool is located in Kurnool industrial zone in Kurnool district of AP. It is a small industrial park spanning an area of about 92acres and a working population of about 5000 people. It houses granite, Aluminium, Bricks, slabs, rice mills, Engineering, chemicals industrial units. This IP is sensitive to both floods, heat waves and drought.

Case 2: Growth Centre Ongole

Growth Centre Ongole is located in Prakasham district. During the stakeholder meeting it was understood that tough the IP is about 30km from the coast line, it has been impacted by cyclones in the past. High speed winds and heavy rainfall impacted the IP in times of cyclone. Due to these high speed winds, window panes and doors were broken and roofs of several sheds flew away. Granite industry was the worst affected in this incident.

Case 3: IP Gajulamandyam

IP Gajulamandayam is located in Reinigunta in Chittoor district and Tirupati  zone. This IP is sensitive to both heat waves and drought. During the stakeholder meeting it was understood that Industries are willing to undertake measures to reduce the impact of heat island. Some of them have taken up to changing building color for the same and the industries experience man power and loss of efficiency problem during summer due to excessive heat. IP does not have any first aid center, shelter or hospital to cater to heat stroke.

Case 4:  Autonagar Visakhapatnam

AN-Visakhapatnam is located in Gajuwaka industrial zone in Visakhapatnam district of AP. AN-Visakhapatnam is highly exposed to cyclonic climate hazardous and the IP has been severely impacted by cyclones in the past. The general opinion of the participants of the survey was that the incident of cyclonic activity had increased over the years. Cyclones have caused the infrastructure damage and power outrage to the IP as well as water logging inside IP due to heavy rainfall, which resulted in flood like situation.  The IP has also faced impacts of gradually increasing heat waves over the years. The IP has a proper drainage system in place and there are industries who have taken up green initiatives on their own, which shows their willingness to adopt measures to mitigate climate change and its effects. The IP fulfils their water requirement through private water tankers and underground water and there is no water scarcity in IP.

Participants also voiced concern about the poor infrastructure management (Roads, drainage systems, street lights etc.) of the IP. They have basic knowledge about climate change and its impacts and are willing to adopt measures to minimise it.

Case 5: Growth Centre Bobbili

GC Bobbili is located in Bobbili in Visakhapatnam district and Bobbili zone. The general opinion of the participants of the survey was that the incident of cyclonic activity had increased over the years. Cyclones have caused the infrastructure damage and power outrage to the IP as well as water logging inside IP due to heavy rainfall, which resulted in flood like situation.  Drought is another climate hazard, which has impacted the IP in recent past and duration of drought period has increased over time. The IP has also faced impacts of gradually increasing heat waves over the years.

The IP has a proper drainage system in place and there are industries who have taken up health and safety initiatives on their own, which shows their concern towards the society and environment.

Case 6: Vakalapudi (Phase III) and Ramanepeta (IP Kakinada & IP Kakinada Expansion (Ph II)), Kakinada

IP Vakalapudi (Phase III) is located in Kakinada in East Godavari district. The IP fulfils their water requirement through private and municipal water tankers and there is no water scarcity in IP. IP has been built on degraded land and ground water is saline in nature. Rain water harvesting system is also in place in industries.

IP Ramanepeta (Phase II) is located in Kakinada in East Godavari district. During the stakeholder meeting it was understood that it has been impacted by cyclones in the past. Apart from cyclone, IP has been impacted by heat waves and floods during high rainfall. Thus, climatic hazards have been impacting the IP and the ground water is saline in nature inside the IP

The stakeholder consultations were taken up for each of the identified IP’s and Rapid climate risk analysis questionnaires developed for the group stakeholder consultation process was applied to the IPs in Andhra Pradesh.

The Risk Assessment Methodology was the guiding document throughout the Rapid Climate risk analysis exercise and enabled the collection of data. Information collected from all the sources was synthesized to understand the exposure of IP, its vulnerability and hence, the risk related to climate change. The stakeholder consultations will lead to ranking of industrial park in terms of climate vulnerability.