Because of the extreme heat power shortage, working hours in the Punjab government have been reduced. After a meeting of CM Captain Amarinder Singh with officials, he announced shorter work hours in Punjab government offices from July 2 to July 10.
He ordered government offices to use wise electricity, and the condition was terrible due to the huge demand in the state reached a 14,500 MW (megawatt). There is no order on the ban of AC (air conditioner) usage in government offices, which will run from 8 am to 2 pm till the upcoming order. Also, the department of Personnel says that it is conducted that ac will not be used in the government offices at the time.
The CM asked the employees of the power department to stop their protest that has annoyed the crisis, with breakdown complaints.
Discussing the condition at the high-level meeting, the CM made a 3 member committee to solve the protesting employee’s complaint. He gives assurance to the employees that their demands will be reviewed.
He also asked the employees to extract their anxiety in the interest of agriculture and industry. Also, the state government said in the statement to the domestic customers who experience a hard time because of the long power outage during the pandemic.
Specifying that the farmers were suffering valuable paddy transplantation because of power breakdowns. The CM made it clear that the agriculture department was required to be prioritized for constant power supply.
As the dry west winds reach northwest India comes from Pakistan, heatwave conditions will be felt over Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, north West Madhya Pradesh, and north Rajasthan during the upcoming 2 days, said the department of India Meteorological.
In the plains, a heatwave is raised when the higher temperature reaches above 40 degrees Celsius and the minimum 4.5 notches over normal.
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) heatwave is raised in case the departure from normal temperature is over 6.5 degrees Celsius.
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