Maharashtra government announces closure of schools due to heat wave
Maharashtra government announces closure of schools due to heat wave

Mumbai: Schools in Maharashtra have been closed for summer vacations due to the scorching heat. The Eknath Shinde government of the state has closed all board schools and declared a holiday. The Maharashtra government today announced its decision to close all state board schools in the state for all classes starting Friday (April 21).

Preponing the summer vacations, the government order states that all schools will remain closed from April 21 to June 14. This order will be applicable in all other districts except Vidarbha. In Vidarbha, schools will remain closed until June 30, 2023. The order to close the schools comes after several people died due to extreme heat conditions in the state. However, this order is limited only to schools affiliated with the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). Schools affiliated with CBSE and other boards in the state can remain open for now.

The state government has not asked other board schools to be closed, but it is likely that both the CBSE and ICSE boards in the state may decide to follow suit. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has predicted dry weather with heatwave conditions in the entire vulnerable area. In many parts of the state, the temperature is already crossing 45 degrees.

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