In North India, including West Bengal, people suffer heavily due to heatwave. West Bengal is scorching due to hot air and the heat of the sun. Kolkata, on Sunday, recorded a temperature close to 40 degrees, 4 degrees higher than normal days. Meanwhile, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has made a big announcement keeping in view the scorching heat.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced the closure of all educational institutions in the state for next week due to the severe heatwave conditions in the state. CM Banerjee announced the decision after several reports of children complaining of headaches and other heatwave-related health issues after coming back from school in the last few days. CM Banerjee urged private educational institutions to follow suit and remain closed during this period. An official notification regarding this matter will be issued soon.
“All educational institutions, including schools, colleges, universities will remain closed from Monday till Saturday next week, keeping in mind the severe heatwave conditions.CM Banerjee said, “I will also request people to avoid coming out in the sun from 12 pm to 4 pm.”
According to a statement issued by the education department, except hilly areas of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts, all government sponsored/ aided institutions will remain closed with effect from 17th April 2023 for a week, or until further order, whichever is earlier.
Meanwhile, according to IMD, the temperature of several districts of West Bengal including Kolkata is about to rise further in the next few days. Also, there is hardly any chance of rainfall giving relief to the people.