People’s life in Mid-Terai difficult due to cold wave

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Terai cold fog
Aditya Chaudhary

People’s lives in the districts of Terai Madhes have been affected due to thick fog. 

People’s life is becoming difficult in the districts of Terai Madhes including Parsa and Bara since last Wednesday due to lack of sunshine and continuous thick fog.

As the temperature rises, fires are being lit in many places. Along with the winter rains, thick fog and mist have been continuously falling in the districts of Madhes. Due to the cold, the daily wage workers are most affected and the health of children and senior citizens is facing problems. Due to the cold, the bustle in the city markets and public places has also decreased.

Meanwhile, various municipalities in Terai Parsa have started closing schools as the cold snap has made life difficult for the people. Schools in Pokhariya Municipality, Sakhuwa Prasauni, Thori, Jira Bhavani, and Dhobini villages of Parsa have been closed. Pokhariya Municipality, Sukhuwa Prasauni Municipality, and Thori Municipality have stated that the schools have been closed till Friday. The Jira Bhavani Municipality has closed schools for four days from Monday.

Similarly, Dhobini Municipality has also closed schools for four days. According to Raju Sah, Chief Administrative Officer of Dhobini Village Municipality, the schools have been closed for four days from Tuesday to January 7 at the request of the parents. Terai Cold

Chairman of the Federation of Nepali Teachers, Birgunj, Binod Mehta informed that the decision will be taken by the Birgunj Municipal Corporation on the basis of one or two days weather conditions. Similarly, Mahagadhimai Municipality, Karaiyamai Municipality, and Devtal Municipality of Bara have also closed private and community schools for four days from Tuesday to January 7 . Municipalities have closed schools to prevent further health problems due to rising temperatures.

Meanwhile, the Birgunj Metropolitan City has made arrangements to heat fires in different places to protect them from the cold and has launched a campaign to distribute various warm clothes and other items to the senior citizens, said Birgunj Metropolitan City Mayor Vijay Kumar Sarawgi.