PM Modi Chairs Meeting to Review Preparedness for Hot Weather in Upcoming Summer

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review preparedness for the scorching temperatures amidst hot weather and emergencies that may prevail.

As per reports, above-normal temperatures along with heat wave conditions are expected in most parts of India during three months ending May 31, threatening to lower crop production and hurting the efforts to control food costs.

An official comminique by the PMO said- The Prime Minister was briefed about forecast of monsoon, impact on Rabi crops, preparedness of medical infrastructure and preparation for disaster related to heat and mitigation measures.

The weather office, India Meteorological Department (IMD), has been instructed by PM Modi to prepare daily weather forecasts- the letter added.

Discussions on hospital audits, forest fires, optimal grain storage were done. Schools have been asked to inlcude lecture sessions to sensitise children on dealing with extreme heat conditions. The Prime Minister said that do’s and don’ts for hot weather should be prepared in accessible formats, and various other modes of publicity like jingles, films, pamphlets etc. should also be prepared and issued.

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