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Maharashtra is facing a drought-like situation as the monsoon deficit widens due to a prolonged dry spell. Water levels in the state's dams are down 20% compared to last year, and 194 out of 358 tehsils are facing drought. The state agriculture minister has indicated that if the dry spell continues, the government will declare a drought on a district-wise basis. The lack of rainfall has also affected crop production, with decreases expected in pearl millet, sorghum, soybean, cotton, and groundnut.
The water level in the Yamuna river in Delhi has crossed the danger mark, prompting officials to put residents on alert.
20,000 cusecs of water released on Sunday as water level in reservoir touched 1,672 feet, only eight feet short of its capacity of 1,680 feet, say officials
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand. Thus, there is a possibility that the water level will again rise in rivers such as Yamuna, Sharda, Hindon and Ganga, among others
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 11:38 PM IST
ByMaria Khan, Noida
Villages in Cuttack, Nayagarh, Boudh and Sonepur have been waterlogged due to floods in Mahanadi and its tributaries, and more low-lying villages in Puri, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur are likely to be affected
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 01:22 PM IST