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Poor workers bear the brunt of heat wave in india

NOIDA, India, May 16 (Reuters) – For construction worker Yogendra Tendri, life in a building location on outskirts of the city of India’s capital, New Delhi hard Enough. This year record The high temperatures make it unbearable.

while India wrestles with Unprecedented heat wave, the vast majority in the country of poor workers, who Generally work Outdoors exposed to scorching temperatures.

“There is a lot heat And if we won work-What will we eat? For a few days, we work Then we sit idly by for a few days because of Fatigue and heat, he said.

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high temperatures in New Delhi areawhich rose above 120 F (49 C). in Some areas on Sunday, often caused Tendri and his wife Lata, who He works on the same construction site, to get sick. who – which in In turn, it means that they lose income.

“Because of heatand sometimes I don’t go to work. take days off …many times they get sick from dehydration and then need bottles of glucose (intravenous fluids),” Lata said while standing up. outside they housetemporary huts with Tin roof.

Scientists have linked the early start of Intense summer for climate change, say more from billion people in India and neighboring Pakistan in Some way at risk from the extreme heat. Read more

India experienced its warmest March in more From 100 years and parts of The country has seen them highest Temperatures on record in April.

Many places, including New Delhi, have seen the temperature scale above 40 degrees Celsius. more than twenty people Die of Suspect heat Strokes since late March, the power demand she has hit multi-year altitudes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on State governments to draw up Mitigating measures of maximum heat. Read more

Temperatures in And around New Delhi is likely to be less over The next Three days, but the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted a heat wave again on Friday.

You don’t know why? live with two of them young children in Poor neighborhood near the construction site in Noida, satellite city of New Delhi. moved from home Country of Chhattisgarh in Central India to seek work And higher wages around the capital.

On the construction site, workers scale up walls, laying concrete and bearing heavy loads, using Scarves torn around their heads like protection against the sun.

But even when the couple finish their day workthey have a little rest like them home Hot, after absorbing it heat of The sun all day.

Avikal Somvanchi, urban environment Researcher from India Center for Science and the environment, said FEMA government The data showed that heat was the most stress-common cause of deathafter lightning, from the powers of nature in The last 20 years.

“Most of These deaths occur in men Those between the ages of 30-45. These are the working class, blue collar men who Does not have a option but to work in The scorching heat said Somfanshi.

There are no laws in India bans outdoor activity when temperatures break through a certain level, unlike in some middle east countriesSomvanshi said.

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(Reporting by Sunil Kataria) in New Delhi; writing Written by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Neil Follek, Bradley Perrett, and Lisa Schumaker

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