Bhimavaram reeling under heat wave conditions
Bhimavaram town was reeling under heat wave conditions for the last two weeks and the temperature levels are ranging between 42 to 44 degrees.
Bhimavaram: Bhimavaram town was reeling under heat wave conditions for the last two weeks and the temperature levels are ranging between 42 to 44 degrees. During the afternoons, the temperature was reaching the mark of 44 degrees with heat waves and the people are mostly staying indoors.
The temperature was touching 38 to 40 degrees since 10 am and reaching peak by 2 pm. The government officers cautioned the people to take all the necessary precautions while going out. To get respite from the scorching heat, the people are drinking sugarcane juice, fruit juices, butter milk and other drinks.
The Sugarcane juice vendors charging Rs 15 to Rs 20 per glass of sugarcane and there are more than 300 families living on this business around West Godavari District. Even doctors are also suggesting to drink sugarcane juice as it is good for health and gives energy. On the other hand, the farmers in West Godavari are suffering a lot due to the abnormal temperatures.
The farmers are also feeling trouble due to non availability of laborers to work for harvesting paddy and other crops. Workers are not willing to work in the high temperatures.