Water scarcity looms in Gujarat with only 74 pc rain so far
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Water scarcity looms in Gujarat with only 74 pc rain so far

Gujarat is staring at water scarcity in coming days as the state has received only 73.87 per cent of average rainfall this monsoon. The silver lining is the storage in Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada, which, the government said, will be enough to meet the state s need for drinking water through the next summer. The state has received 73.87 per cent rainfall as the monsoon is on the verge of receding, a government release said. The Kutch region has received a mere 26.51 per cent of average rainfall so far, while North Gujarat has received 42.93 per cent, central Gujarat 66.83 per cent, Saurashtra 72.20 per cent and South Gujarat the highest 94.79 per cent. Kutch and North Gujarat are likely to face severe water scarcity this year, officials said. However, Sardar Sarovar Dam is filled up to 125.82 meters, and it can provide drinking water for the entire state till the next summer, the government said. It will also be able to provide water from Narmada Dam for farming ..

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