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All Schools and Anganwadi Centres to close till April 16 in view of heatwave

Bhubaneswar: In view of the current heatwave situation in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the closure of all schools and Anganwadi centers across the state from April 12.

All schools both govt and private up to standard 10 will remain closed till April 16.

For the past few days, the temperature is rising in the state and Met Department has also issued a heatwave warning throughout the state.

Chief Minister has directed the administrations, particularly the Panchayat Raj & Drinking Water Department, Housing & Urban Development Department, and Energy Department to start preparation to meet the situation.

He directed the concerned authorities to ensure a smooth drinking water supply in urban and rural areas with a special focus on water scarcity pockets. He also directed the Energy Dept. to ensure continuous power supply to meet demands during heat wave conditions.

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