BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Tuesday directed schools to conduct classes in the morning from April 2 as people are reeling under heat wave conditions in the state.
Holding a high-level meeting here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also directed the officials to change schedule for labourers so that they do not work in extreme temperature.
He also directed the district collectors to repair the tube wells and facilitate water tanker service at villages as well as towns to ensure safe drinking water.
He also directed to ensure adequate facilities at government hospitals and dispensaries to treat the sunstroke affected people in the state.
Special Relief Commissioner P K Mohapatra said the school authorities would be asked to maintain class timing between 6.30 AM and 10.30 AM.
The schools have also been asked to conclude the examination process by April end, he said.