Rs 50,000 aid for heat wave victims, toll up

PTI5_15_2013_000064A_Kand_0The TS government has ordered the District Collectors to provide financial support to the victims of heat wave under Apadbandhu scheme. Rs 50,000 will be given to the kin of those died due to Sun stroke. Further, arrangements have been made for applications in the e-seva. The government has also set up emergency control rooms at primary health centres. Officers were ordered to change the working hours of the labourers if necessary. A high alert situation is seen in the entire TS with the current heat wave taking its toll killing in its wake people who were exposed to the violent Solar rays. Yesterday alone 223 people died due the heat wave. 67 died in Nalgonda, 58 in Khammam, 32 in Warangal, 24 in Karimnagar and 13 in Mahbubnagar died. Temperatures continue to rise with the rise in heat wave conditions and a near curfew like situation has arisen. Poor citizens are almost driven to the wall. They are scared to step out as the Sun god tuned merciless shooting up the mercury readings. The climate is worse in north Telangana. In the coal-belt areas the intensity of heat is more and the recordings are up day by day.


A maximum of 48 degrees Celsius was recorded in Khammam district, Palwancha, in Bhoopalapally in Warangal district. Yesterday 46.5 degrees was recorded in  Nizambad district, which is five degrees more than the normal temperature. In Karimanagar, Adilabad, Medak, and Mahbubnagar districts around 45 degrees was recorded. In the metro city the temperature has gone up. Yesterday 43.6 degrees was recorded in Hyderabad. People are fed up and reeling under the influence of heat wave and not to speak of office-goers. Their plight must be seen to be believed as the buses run to packed strength. Met office said that hot winds were blowing from the south west which were responsible for intensifying the rise in heat wave conditions. Same position will continue for another three days and it is like the repeat of 10-year old record, said officers of Met.

Medaram Jathara

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