‘Water Bell’ introduced in Odisha schools in view of scorching heat

Bhubaneswar: With the aim to ensure the students stay adequately hydrated and prevent heat-related ailments amid the scorching heat across the State, the Odisha government has introduced ‘water Bell’ system in all schools.

In a letter to all the Block Education Officers (BEOs) and District Education Officer (DEOs), the School and Mass Education department has asked them to make ‘Water Bell’ mandatory in all schools.

As per the letter, the ‘Water Bell’ system works on ringing the school-bell thrice in a day at 8.30 AM, 10 AM and 11 AM. During this stipulated time, the teachers will ensure that each student drinks water on time.

The department also has asked the concerned officials to advise the students to take precautionary measures like using umbrellas and caps.

Meanwhile, mercury touched 42 degree Celsius in Odisha today for first time this summer.As per the latest bulletin of the IMD, the 42 degree Celsius temperature, which is highest till now this season, was recorded in Malkangiri and Boudh.

The second highest temperature of the day i.e 41.7 degree Celsius was recorded in Angul and Balangir while the temperature rose to 41.6 degrees in Jharsuguda. Bhawanipatna and Titlagarh also seized at 41 degree Celsius temperature.

Likewise, Nuapada and Rourkela boiled at 40.4 and 40.2 degrees respectively.

Similarly the people in Sundergarh witnessed mercury of 40.1 degrees and in Talcher it rose to 40 Celsius.

The weatherman has predicted gradual rise in maximum temperature (Day Temperature) by 2-3°C during next 3 days and fall by 2-4°C at many places during subsequent 2 days over the districts of Odisha.

Also Read: Mercury Touches 42 Degree Celsius In Odisha For First Time This Summer

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