Odisha for morning classes after rise in mercury

By Indo Asian News Service | Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 6:48:02 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Bhubaneswar, March 14 (IANS) The Odisha government Thursday directed all elementary schools in the state to conduct morning classes as temperatures were hovering around 40 degrees Celsius in parts of the state.

Bhubaneswar, March 14 (IANS) The Odisha government Thursday directed all elementary schools in the state to conduct morning classes as temperatures were hovering around 40 degrees Celsius in parts of the state.

All elementary schools have been asked to conduct morning classes from Saturday. The secondary schools have, however, been told to do the same from April 1, an official of the state revenue and disaster management department here said.

The government has also directed all the private and government concerns not to engage daily wage earners and labourers during the middle of the day when the heat is at its peak.

Daily wage labourers are usually the worst affected by the heat wave.

The government has asked private and government concerns not to engage workers especially outdoors, between 11 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., state labour department Secretary C.T.M. Suguna told IANS.

This restriction will be effective till mid-June. The state capital Bhubaneswar Tuesday witnessed a maximum of 40.2 degrees Celsius and 39.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

The Bhubaneswar meteorological centre said some places in the state may witness rain or thunder shower during the next two days. However, the state officials said the instruction has been issued as a precaution.

A heat wave in Odisha in May 1998 killed over 2,000 people.

Titilagarh in Bolangir district recorded the state's highest temperature of 50.1 degrees Celsius in June 2003.

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