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  1. Water reservoirs at 15 per cent capacity in past week

Water reservoirs at 15 per cent capacity in past week

Water levels in India's main reservoirs were at 15 percent of their storage capacity in the week to June 16, down 12 percentage points from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday...

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 16, 2016 7:36 PM
Water scarcity in India, Water scarcity News, World Bank The latest levels were lower than the last 10 years’ average of 19 percent, and 1 percentage point down compared with the previous week. (PTI)

Water levels in India’s main reservoirs were at 15 percent of their storage capacity in the week to June 16, down 12 percentage points from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.

The latest levels were lower than the last 10 years’ average of 19 percent, and 1 percentage point down compared with the previous week.

Monsoon rains, crucial for India’s farm sector, arrived at India’s southern Kerala coast on June 8, a day later than forecast.

Water levels in reservoirs are important primarily for irrigation during the summer and winter months and for hydropower generation.

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