India’s water reservoirs at 29% capacity in the week to 14 July

The latest levels matched the last 10 years’ average, but were 11% higher compared with the previous week


Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint

New Delhi: Water levels in India’s main reservoirs were at 29% of their storage capacity in the week to 14 July, down 6% percentage points from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.

The latest levels matched the last 10 years’ average, but were 11% higher compared with the previous week.

Monsoon rains, crucial for India’s farm sector, covered the whole nation on Wednesday after arriving at Kerala coast on 8 June, a week later than usual.

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

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