Most places may record maximum temperatures between 40 and 45 degrees

Telangana continues to reel under heat wave union ministers take stockFile photo: PTI
news Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 07:32

Heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in many parts of Telangana during the next two days, Indian Meteorology Department said in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at isolated places; most places may record the maximum temperature between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius, it said in a release.

"Appreciable fall occurred in the maximum temperatures at one or two places. They were above normal at many places.... The highest maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius was recorded at Adilabad, Hanamakonda and Nizamabad," the release said.

In the next five days dry weather condition is likely to prevail and most places may record maximum temperatures between 40 and 45 degrees, the IMD said.

Meanwhile, Union minister Chaudhary Birendra Singh took stock of the prevailing drought-like conditions in Telangana and reviewed the state government's flagship drinking water programme 'Mission Bhagiradha'.

Telangana IT and Panchayat Raj minister K T Rama Rao explained the prevailing conditions in the state to the Union minister, the government stated in a release.

The Union Rural Development Minister promised to help in mobilising funds for the project, the release stated.

According to the release the Centre provided only Rs 791 crore when Rs 3064 crore was sought for 231 drought-hit mandals, Rao said, adding only Rs 72 crore were given against a demand of Rs 555 crore for drinking water.

Union minister Ramkripal Yadav was also present.

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