Bhubaneswar: With a cold wave sweeping most parts of the region, schools in Odisha's forested Kandhamal district have been asked to hold day-classes.
The district headquarter town of Phulbani, about 200 km from state Capital Bhubaneswar, has been experiencing less than six degrees Celsius temperature since the past few days.
The minimum temperature was recorded at less than three degrees Celsius in some interior places of the district this week, informed district collector Rajesh Prabhakar.
"We have asked all the schools in the district to re-schedule their school hours," he said.
Patil said the school authorities have been asked to hold day-classes in place of morning classes from Wednesday.
The Bhubaneswar meteorological centre said the cold wave conditions would continue to prevail in the interior parts of the state during the next 48 hours