FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, July 9: If the beginning of this year’s summer season was a trailer of the approaching sultry weather, then this week’s unprecedented hot and humid weather is the full-length movie. High humidity, frequent power-cuts and scorching rays of the Sun have made life miserable for the residents of the Valley. People find it difficult to move out during the daytime. On an average, the temperature remains 30 degrees or more. Though it varies, yet it becomes difficult to adjust at any temperature above 27 or so. The regular power-cuts have also added to the woes of the residents.
Students have been suffering over the past few weeks since they are not able to concentrate on their studies, both at school and at home. Office employees, too, are suffering due to the unbearable heat wave scorching the valley. Poor people are the worst-sufferers since they do not an inverter to provide them with electricity during power-cuts. It has also affected people’s eating habits and they have seemed to develop apathy towards taking their meals. Aged persons are finding it difficult to adjust in such an extreme weather.
However, the fruit-juice sellers, cold drinks and ice-cream sellers and manufacturers are having a great time as it is booming their income. The weather condition has compels a person to consume cold drinks so that they can beat the heat. It comes to no surprise that even rickshaw-pullers have hiked their fare. Passengers have to pay an extra fare as a compensation for riding it on a hot and afternoon. Vegetable vendors, fruit-sellers and other roadside traders are facing serious problem since they are uble to find a shelter for themselves.