Soaring mercury sparks widespread concerns in India

Prolonged heatwave prompts calls to change work and school hours, among other moves

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Mr Prem Kumar showed his grubby right palm, revealing a lesion under his ring finger.

It is an injury the 22-year-old worker suffered at a construction site in Noida in northern India, which has been experiencing a prolonged heatwave along with many other parts of the country.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2022, with the headline Soaring mercury sparks widespread concerns in India. Subscribe