Rajkot, an industrial town famous for its foundry and machine tools industry, is the fourth largest city in the state of Gujarat. It is also a trade centre for the region and is located on the banks of the Aji and Nyari rivers in the peninsular Saurashtra region.
Rajkot lies in a semi-arid climatic zone, with irregular and erratic monsoons that bring in an average annual rainfall of around 590 mm. The city experiences hot, dry summers from mid-March to mid-June, with the temperatures ranging between 24 °C and 42 °C, and generally a mild winter season from November to February, with temperatures varying between 10 °C and 22 °C. Rajkot receives most of its rainfall during the monsoon season between mid-June and October, and is often vulnerable to cyclones from the Arabian Sea in the months after the monsoon season.
Population: 1,286,678 (2011 Census)
Area: 161.86 sq. km. (2020)
No. of wards: 18
Gender ratio: 908/1000 males (2011)
Literacy rate: 82.20% (2011)
Rajkot developed a Climate Resilient City Action Plan in 2018 with support from the CapaCITIES project. The climate action plan was approved by the city council in February 2019 and is available here. The CapaCITIES project also implemented a few quick-win projects and provided technical assistance support to the city. To read more on the climate actions supported or implemented in the city by the project, please click the link on the below.