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No Narmada water for irrigation this summer, 10 lakh farmers to be hit

DNAHM118102 | 1/13/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :326 | City-Ahmedabad



The Gujarat government has advised farmers against any cultivation during the summer season if they are dependent on the Narmada river for irrigation.
The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) issued a circular on Friday alerting farmers not to take up crop cultivation. The state government made the decision after the water level in the Narmada reservoir remained below average during the past monsoon season.
Later in the evening, SSNNL also issued a press communiqué in this regard.
"In the past monsoon season, the catchment area of the Narmada river received the lowest rainfall in the past 15 years. The Sardar Sarovar reservoir received 45 per cent less water this year as the catchment area of the Narmada receive
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