Major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage

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New Delhi: Water scarcity has impacted the lives of farmers. And now new data shows that the situation is likely to deteriorate if soon the country does not get sufficient rain. According to the Central Water Commission data, 72 of the 100 major water reservoirs in India have reported water storage, which is 80 per cent or below of normal. Until 25 July, major rivers like the Ganga, Krishna, and Mahanadi facing the deficit in the basin storage position.

Looking at the current scenario, the situation is very grim in Gujarat and Maharashtra. According to the reports, the basin storage in Sabarmati, Tabi and rivers of the Kutch and Godavari are highly deficient.

Since the monsoon season began on June 1, overall India has received rains 17 per cent less than average. Due to scanty rainfall, farm out has been impacted in many regions.

Monsoon is crucial for farmers and economic growth in India, and its deficiency influences the farmers. India’s about 55 per cent arable land is rain-fed, and rain scarcity affects the farm output, and the livelihood of the people rely on them.

Earlier, it was reported that India is likely to witness above-average rainfall in the next two weeks, which will be well distributed across the country. Good monsoon rains in the coming days will help in sowing and low down the stress of the farmers.

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