25 Dec 2009
Uttarakhand is experiencing another dry spell during this winter season with the last two months going almost dry.
After the prolonged dry spell that badly hit the agriculture sector, the government has again sounded an alarm by declaring 16 tehsils in three districts – Tehri, Almora and Dehradun – as dry, with power and agriculture scenario all set to take a beating in the wake of the falling discharge in most of the rivers by 30 to 40 per cent.
The falling discharge in the big rivers is likely to hit agriculture in the nearby states like Uttar Pradesh, which are heavily dependent on the canals of big rivers like Ganga, Yamuna and their tributaries.
The current discharge in Yamuna at Vikasnagar is eight cumax, which is 50 per cent less as compared to last year.
News Source: Business Standard