Bhakra dam drying, North India faces power crisis

Last Updated: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 17:29

Zeenews Bureau

Bhakra Dam: Sizzling under a severe heat wave, North India may have to face the possibility of a huge power crisis.

According to an Indian news channel, the reservoir at the Bhakra-Nangal Dam is approaching critical low levels.

A delay in monsoon would hit irrigation as well as power generation in states such as Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

In a warning, the Bhakra Beas management said cuts in water and power supply will be essential if monsoon are delayed than the first week of July.

The India`s second largest reservoir, Bhakra, irrigates 10 million acres of land in three states.



First Published: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 14:51

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