All the schools of the state reopened from Monday i.e April 24 after gap of six days close for heat wave.
Tripura administration ordered closure of government schools for a period of six days from April 18 to April 23 in view of the extreme heat wave conditions.
The decision was announced through the CM’s social media account soon after reviewing the weather conditions.
“The extreme heat wave sweeping across the state can have a serious impact on the health of school going children. In light of this, it has been decided by the State Government that all the schools under the State Government will remain closed for six days- from 18th April to 23rd April. Government aided schools are also included”, tweeted Dr. Saha.
The Chief Minister also appealed to the authorities of all private schools to suspend regular classes for a specific period in view of inclement weather conditions.
Regarding the heatwave, an official of the Indian Meteorological Department in Agartala said that the temperature is unusually high this year. For the past few days, the mercury had been crossing 38 degrees Celsius, which is much higher than the normal temperature for this season.
“The summer heat is much higher than in previous years. The maximum temperature was recorded at 38.9 degree Celsius on 16 April”.
However on April 21 rain and strom hits all the districts of the state. After that the minimum and maximum temperature drops for few days.