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Over 228,000 persons have been affected by dry weather

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 23, 2020 15:09

Over 228,000 persons have been affected by dry weather

228,469 persons have been affected by the prevailing dry weather. Therefore, the government requests the public to use water and electricity sparingly.According to the Disaster Management Centre these persons belong to 54,329 families. Measures have been taken to provide drinking water and other essential facilities through District Secretariats continuously. Meanwhile, Water Supply and Drainage Board says maintaining 24 hours water supply is a difficult task. Hydro power generation has also decreased due to water levels of main reservoirs having receded.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 23, 2020 15:09