Special heat wave bulletins to 17 states every day

NEW DELHI, May 11: Seventeen heat wave-prone states will be provided special heat bulletins every morning, besides the regular five-day forecasts, so that people can reschedule their work, arrange drinking water and other necessary items, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today. This was conveyed to the states during a meeting, conducted through video conference, today. According to an official release, the India Meteorological Depart-ment (IMD) has said that besides the regular five-day forecasts, it will come out with special heat bulletins at 0730 hours to help people plan their day accordingly. The NDMA took stock of the states’ preparedness and mitigation measures in view of the recent incidents of thunderstorm and lightning. Preparedness measures relating to these hazards were also assessed. (AGENCIES)