Gujarat suffers rainfall deficit

Gujarat suffers rainfall deficit

Gujarat faces a rainfall deficit due to late onset of monsoon and shortfall of rain in many parts of the state until mid-August, which may ensure that water reservoirs are empty before next summer said.

As per the Gujarat state government figures, the state recorded 57.50 per cent average rain until August 22, while dams in the state are left with a total 13755.90 million cubic metre (MCM) (65.46 per cent) water in addition to the Sardar Sarovar Project which has 5131.78 MCM  (97.45 per cent) water. 

According to the figures of Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA), Kutch region in the state has been facing a tough situation with just 167 mm (43.15 per cent) annual average rainfall.

As per the figures of the state government’s Narmada Water Resources Water Supply and Kalpsar Department, Kutch has 31.98 million cubic metre (MCM) or 9.56 per cent of water left in various reservoirs of the region.

Godhatad Dam in Kutch region has no water available in it, while Mitti Dam will provide water only until December this year, as per GSDMA figures.

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