While several parts of the country are witnessing tough times this summer due to heat wave and drought, here is the government of Bihar which has devised an extremely weird and bizarre solution to tackle it.

In order to put an end to recurring fires which have killed 66 people and 1,200 animals this year, the state government has banned cooking and pujas.

b’Nitish Kumar / PTI’

According to the government’s directive, people will not be allowed to cook between 9 am and 6 pm.

And that’s not all. Violators will be dealt strictly with an imprisonment of two years.

Here is the ridiculous argument behind it:

b’Fore representation / PTI’

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