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With water level in dams dipping, Centre issues drought advisory to southern and western states

IndiaTimes Friday, 17 May 2019
With water storage in dams dropping to a "critical" level, the Centre has issued a "drought advisory" to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them to use water judiciously. The drought advisory is issued to states when the water level in reservoirs is 20% less than the average of live water storage figures of the past 10 years.
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