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Maharashtra: 355 schools in remote areas of Pune to remain closed for two days after heavy rains

In Maharashtra, it is raining heavily in other districts including Pune. At the same time, the Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rain for the next two days. In such a situation, schools in remote areas of Pune have been ordered to be closed for two days today i.e. Thursday and tomorrow. Due to the rain on Wednesday night, an order was issued to close the school as a precautionary measure.

District Magistrate and Chairman of District Disaster Management Authority Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh has ordered closure of schools in remote areas today (Thursday July 20) and tomorrow (Friday July 21) as a precautionary measure due to last night’s rains in Ghat area. Anganwadis of this area are also going to remain closed today and tomorrow.

The District Collector has ordered closure of 355 schools in hard-hit areas of Ambegaon, Khed, Junnar, Bhor, Purandar, Mulshi, Maval talukas today and tomorrow. Block Education Officer and CDPO should be present in the campus and ensure the safety of all the students. Teachers and principal will be present in the school. The order is applicable to Anganwadis, primary and secondary Zilla Parishads, aided and private schools affiliated to all boards. It has also been ordered that schools and anganwadis will continue to function normally in all other areas.

The intensity of rain has increased in Pune district since two days and people living in remote areas have been put on alert. Also, a two-day holiday has been announced for schools located in difficult areas and further decisions will be taken depending on the intensity of the rains. In view of the rains, the Pune district administration has become alert and appropriate steps are being taken by the administration.

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