This year itself, the heat has started to worry people. Where people used to feel cold every year in February, this time the sun is blowing fire from the sky since last month. Even in March, new records are being made every day for the heat. In the meantime, the Center has warned the states about the severe heat and hot weather this year. The Meteorological Department also says that this time there is a possibility of an increase in the minimum temperature in most parts of the country and it will be higher than usual.
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Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed the meeting
In this sequence today ie on Tuesday, the Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, held a review meeting of preparations for the summer in the country. In this regard, he asked all the states and union territories (UTs) to make preparations to deal with the scorching heat from now itself. Gauba said that there is a possibility that the year 2023 will be hotter than usual. In such a situation, it is necessary to prepare adequately from now on to face the challenges associated with it.
Central agencies will coordinate
Gauba also said that central ministries and departments are working closely with states and union territories to ensure preparedness level and timely implementation of mitigation measures. Despite this, the chief secretaries of all states should review the preparedness for heat waves and summer heat with the departmental secretaries and district collectors concerned.
Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Gauba also said that people should be made aware from now on to avoid heat stroke, stay indoors during the day and avoid strong sunlight etc. so that people do not suffer from health problems due to scorching heat and will happen. For this, advisories issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) can be translated into regional languages and disseminated.
The Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility of severe heat
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast global weather events and temperatures for the period from March to May 2023. The Meteorological Department has predicted above normal temperatures over most parts of north-east , eastern and central India and over some parts of northwestern India for this period. The IMD also said that the minimum temperature is likely to be above normal in most parts of the country except southern peninsular India, where the temperature is likely to be below normal.