Reports said the severe drought and acute water shortage across the country has added to worries about a difficult summer.
In Odisha, the temperature has shot up to over 40 degrees Celsius in many places. State capital Bhubaneswar has already touched 45 degrees this week.
The Odisha government has ordered all schools to remain closed till . Engineers and workers have been directed to ensure that people get water to drink.
The Telangana government has issued a heat wave warning for and in capital city Hyderabad and several other places. 35 people have died in Telangana due to heat since last few days.
Heat wave conditions are also expected in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra and Gangetic West Bengal, reports quoted the Met department as saying.
In Karnataka, the first state to declare drought this year, at least 500 villages are now completely dependent on water supplied by tankers as there is no supply.
Maharashta's Latur is now relying on lakhs of litres of waters being brought by special trains from outside.