PM Modi reviews preparedness for hot weather conditions this summer
New Delhi, March 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Monday to review the country's readiness for hot weather during the upcoming summer season, according to an official.
According to the PM's office, Modi was briefed on the weather forecast for the next few months and the likelihood of a normal monsoon during the meeting. Ahead of the summer season, the Prime Minister stated that separate awareness materials should be prepared for various stakeholders such as citizens, medical professionals, municipal and panchayat authorities, disaster response teams such as firefighters, and so on.
It was also mandated that some multimedia lecture sessions be included in schools to educate children on how to deal with extreme heat conditions.
The Prime Minister stated that protocols and dos and don'ts for hot weather should be prepared in accessible formats, as well as various other modes of publicity such as jingles, films, pamphlets, and so on.
"He was also briefed about the impact of weather on Rabi crops and the expected yield of major crops. The efforts underway to monitor irrigation water supply, fodder and drinking water were also reviewed. Further, Prime Minister was briefed about the preparedness of states and hospital infrastructure in terms of availability of required supplies and preparedness for emergencies," an official statement from the PM office said.