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Odisha Introduces Morning School Hours from April 2

by Nita Mishra

IMD predicts hot and humid weather in the upcoming days, the Odisha state government has decided to implement Morning School for students across all schools. This decision comes in light of the IMD’s forecast of a gradual rise in both maximum and minimum temperatures over the next 4-5 days.

In a letter addressed to all district collectors, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu emphasized the need for immediate measures to combat the potential heat wave conditions. The directive aims to ensure the safety of students and prevent any casualties due to the expected hot and humid weather. The School and Mass Education department have also issued instructions for primary, secondary, and higher secondary schools, including private institutions, to conduct morning classes from 7 AM to 11.30 AM starting April 2.

In addition to the change in school timings, the state government has issued an advisory for all districts. Various departments have been tasked with overseeing different sectors to address the hot and humid conditions effectively.

The Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department, along with the Housing & Urban Development Department, have been instructed to identify areas facing water scarcity. They are tasked with ensuring the supply of drinking water through tankers. Furthermore, these departments are responsible for setting up Drinking Water Kiosks at marketplaces, bus stands, and other public areas. Preventive maintenance of tube wells and piped water supply systems is also on the agenda.

The IMD’s evening bulletin highlighted the prevailing dry conditions in many parts of the state, coupled with high solar insolation, leading to expected maximum temperatures ranging between 38 to 40 degrees Celsius in interior regions. Coastal districts are likely to experience temperatures between 36 to 38 degrees Celsius over the next few days.

Additionally, the IMD forecasts a gradual rise of 2-3 degrees Celsius in the minimum temperature (night temperature) across many places in Odisha during this period. Coastal districts are expected to have a minimum temperature range of 24 to 26 degrees Celsius, while interior districts may experience temperatures between 22 to 24 degrees Celsius.

Warm night conditions have been observed in isolated places in interior Odisha, a trend likely to persist for the next 4 to 5 days. As of recent observations, four places in the state have recorded temperatures crossing 40 degrees Celsius, with Malkangiri registering as the hottest location at 41 degrees Celsius.

The measures and advisory from the state government aim to ensure the well-being of citizens, especially students, during this period of anticipated hot and humid weather conditions

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