New Delhi, Sept. 23 -- With a budget of only ~100 crore and about one pilot project in each state, India's efforts to adapt to climate change are highly inadequate, experts have said.

In this year's Union budget, ~100 crore was allocated to the National Adaptation Fund. It is a fraction of the total budget of over ~2,900 crore allotted to the Union environment ministry.

The UN Climate Action Summit will be held on Monday in New York. World leaders are expected to announce plans on how they will keep the global mean temperature rise under 2 degrees over pre-industrial levels. Adaptation and resilience building will also be discussed.

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change defines adaptation to adjustments in ecological, social and ...