Thursday, July 9, 2009

Junagadh District Saurastra Monsoon Samachar

Dams in Saurastra, Kutch dry up Dams across Saurastra and Kutch are drying up fast with rains getting delayed.

The first week of July has passed but most dams in the region are empty as there is no inflow of rain water.
According to government sources, on an average there is only 11.17 per cent water stored in 131 schemes across the Saurastra.

In Kutch district, there are 20 schemes in all, which have an average 4.72 per cent water of total capacity.

"Absence of inflow of fresh water in all these dams is a major concern. Apart from coastal villages, major parts of Saurastra and Kutch are yet to get good rain," said a government official. "31 dams in
Rajkot district are only 7.3 per cent full. If there is no fresh influx, coming days will be worse for people, as the city is already facing drinking water crisis," he added.

The delayed rain has affected pre-monsoon crops and forced farmers to go for other crops.
According to Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority's official data, as on July 7, Surendranagar District received 9.86 per cent of its total annual rainfall, Bhavnagar and Kutch districts have got 10.47 per cent and 13.20 per cent respectively.

Porbandar and Junagadh districts were comparatively better off having received 43.96 and 29.44 per cent of their annual rainfall respectively.

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