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Threat of drought looms large as water levels in Maha dams down by 20%

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.

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Updated on Sep 14, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Yamuna rises above danger level in Delhi amid heavy showers in north India

The water level in the Yamuna river in Delhi has crossed the danger mark, prompting officials to put residents on alert.

A revenue department official said the administrations of the six Delhi districts that the Yamuna passes through in the Capital have been put on alert. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 08:30 AM IST

BBMB opens all floodgates on trial as water level in Bhakra dam rises

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

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) officials said the floodgates were opened to inspect their operational efficacy.
Updated on Aug 13, 2023 11:58 PM IST
By, Patiala

GB Nagar warns of flood after IMD forecasts heavy rain in Uttarakhand over next five days

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

Additionally, the district administration has issued strict guidelines and asked residents to refrain from taking baths in the rivers. Non-compliance of the orders will lead to legal action, said officials (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 11:38 PM IST
ByMaria Khan, Noida

Odisha floods: More than 1.4 lakh people affected so far, death toll rises to 6

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

People wade through floodwater after the Mahanadi river entered villages below Cuttack and Banki districts in Odisha. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 01:22 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty
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