Phulbani (Orissa): Intense cold wave is sweeping across Orissa`s Kandhmal district for the last one week paralysing normal life as the minimum temperature plummeted to 4.2 degree celsius today.
Normal life was severely affected in Daringbadi, Kotagarh, Tumudibandha, Balliguda, Raikia, Phulbani and Tikabali due to cold.
The lowest temperature of the season 4.2 was recorded at Daringbadi, while in the district headquarter town of Phulbani the mercury dropped to 5.8 degree celsius, local Meteorological Observatory sources said.
The homeless people have become the worst victim of the intense cold. Vegetable cultivation and Rabi crops will be damaged if such a condition persists, some farmers at Tikabali have opined.