Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.
The national capital continued to reel under hot and humid conditions as the day temperature settled at 42.3 degree Celsius, seven notches above normal, while humidity levels hovered above 70 per cent.
With the heat wave claiming as many as 169 lives in Andhra Pardesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has decided to grant Rs 1 lakh ex-gratia to family members of victims, it was officially announced here today.
Weather continued to be pleasant in the national capital although there was discomfort due to high humidity, and mercury rose a few notches to touch the 40 degrees-mark, a day after light rains lashed the city.
After scattered rains and thunderstorms in several parts of the national capital on Thursday brought much needed relief to Delhiites, the MeT department predicted that the capital would be free from heatwave for a few more days.