As temperature is soaring, heat waves have gripped several states in the northern India. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heat wave conditions will further intensify in Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The temperature maximum temperature recorded in Delhi was 34 degree Celsius. People are facing difficulties due to extreme hot temperature. Speaking to ANI, the scientist (DGM) in Delhi's India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr Kuldeep Srivastava said, "For next three days, temperature will increase by 3 degrees and will reach around 37 degree Celsius by April 04".
Parts of Rajasthan are reeling under severe heat waves as the temperature in Churu touched 43 degree Celsius. India Meteorological Department had predicted "Dust raising strong surface winds" over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during March 30 - April 01.
Rhododendron flowers are on the verge of its extinction in Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh. The environmentalists and the scientists are worried about the extinction. The state had already declared the pink Rhododendron as the 'state flower of Himachal Pradesh' as this flower is endangered wild flower species. Suresh C Attri, Environment Officer said, "The Rhododendron flower is also 'State flower'. The plant of this flower is found in 1,500 meters to 3,000 meters in north Indian Himalayan region. With the rise in temperature and rainfall, it has been worsely affected. It survives in the temperature below 15 degree Celsius and acidic soil. Researchers had also confirmed its extinction. We need to conserve and save it across the Himalayas."
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