Hyderabad, Dec 31 (PTI): Adilabad district collector Divya Devarajan Monday appealed to people who come to her to extend new year greetings to bring blankets instead of bouquets, so that they could be distributed to the needy suffering from the cold wave conditions. Also Read - Trick or Miracle? Adilabad Siblings Can Turn on a Light Bulb by Simply Touching it

She said the administration was doing its bestby setting up night shelters in the district headquarters and providing blankets to students of welfare hostels for relieffrom the cold wave. Also Read - Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Vote Counting Updates From Telangana: BJP Sends MPs From Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad; TRS From Zahirabad, Medak, Peddapalli

“Many people come to greet me on new year day (January 1). This time, it’s so cold that instead of bouquets, I want people to bring a shawl, a rug or a sweater which I can give to the homeless and those in hostels. This is my request,” she told reporters here. Also Read - Lok Sabha Election 2019: Adilabad, Peddapalle, Karimnagar, Nizamabad And Zahirabad Seats in Telangana

According to state government agencies, a minimum temperature of 2.7 degrees celsius was recorded in Arli village in the district and five degree celsius in Adilabad.

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