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Rains continue to elude state, only 41.66 % water stock left

The state received only 32.58 mm rainfall this year, which is 89.5 per cent less than the previous year.

By: Press Trust of India | Gandhinagar | Published: July 14, 2014 12:18 pm

Gujarat, which is reeling under dry spell, has witnessed only 32.58 mm rainfall so far, which is just 4.09 per cent of the seasonal average, with as many as 93 talukas still completely deprived of rains.

The lack of rains has left just 41.66 per cent water stock in the reservoirs across the state, while many water bodies in the scarcity-hit Kutch and Saurashtra regions have already dried up.

As per the figures provided by the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority, till July 11, 2013, the state had received 310.31 mm rainfall, while this year it was only 32.58 mm, which is 89.5 per cent less than the previous year.

According to the Narmada Water Resources Water Supply (NWRWS) and Kalpsar Department, there is only 41.66 per cent water stock left in the dams, including the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) as on July 11.

Of more than 200 dams in the state, not a single dam is filled completely.

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