Schools In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala To Remain Closed Today Due To Rains
Amidst continuous heavy rainfall affecting various states across the country, educational administrations are closely monitoring the situation and recommending the closure of schools in several regions.
Amidst continuous heavy rainfall affecting various states across the country, educational administrations are closely monitoring the situation and recommending the closure of schools in several regions. The state of Maharashtra, in particular, is grappling with torrential rains leading to waterlogging in various areas. Consequently, the Raigad district collector has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges today. This decision came in response to the Orange Alert issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for Raigad.
In the state of Karnataka, the IMD predicts rainfall in multiple regions over the next 24 hours, prompting authorities to order the closure of educational institutions on July 24. Districts such as Dharwad are expected to experience moderate to severe rainfall, leading to the closure of primary schools, high schools, Pre-University (PU), and degree colleges in the Dharwad district on Monday. The announcement for this one-day holiday was made by Dharwad District Commissioner Gurudatta Hegde. Additionally, in Chikkamagaluru district, five talukas (NR Pura, Mudigere, Sringeri, Chikmagalur, Koppa) are also experiencing heavy rain, leading to the declaration of a school holiday by the district authority.
Moving to Kerala, an orange alert from the IMD has prompted the closure of all educational institutions, including professional colleges and Anganwadis on July 24. The districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Thrissur, and Malappuram received yellow alerts, while Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, and Kasaragod received orange alerts. However, the closure does not apply to the Kannur University PSC examinations, which will proceed as scheduled despite the holiday for other educational institutions in these districts.
The authorities are closely monitoring the weather situation to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff in the affected regions.