Crisis doubles as extreme heatwave meets absence of water
Bhubaneswar: This summer, there is no respite for people from scorching heat wave; as the crisis is doubled in the absence of sufficient drinking water in many parts of the state.
On Thursday the coal town of Talcher recorded 45.5 degrees Celsius – the highest in the state, while most of the interior districts recorded above 41 degrees Celsius temperature.
Even the city capital – Bhubaneswar recorded 40.5 degrees celsius at 12 PM on Friday. For Titlagarh which is home to the extreme heat wave every summer; this year is no exception.
While sweltering heat tightens its grip; in many parts of the state the plight of the people is triggered by the absence of adequate dinking water. People standing in a long queue before a tanker has become a common sight everywhere. In some areas, people are left with no option except traveling long distance to collect minimum water for their survival.