UPSC Practice recommends ‘New normal’ of hot summers, be cool.
With last summer’s experience, GoI has acted quickly on the IMD’s forecast. The PM’s push to ensure heat preparedness is welcome. The short-term effort must include ensuring functioning electricity supply systems, making sure coal transport to power plants is in order and providing access to water supply, including to safe potable water. Local administrations must ensure that health centres and hospitals are equipped to handle heat stress-related ailments.
Courtesy: Opinion-Economic Times