Chandigarh: Haryana and Uttar Pradesh were indulging in heavy overdrawls from the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) grid when it collapsed yesterday.

Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have refused to accept further cut on water release by the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), saying that crop must be saved first.

“Partnering States (Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan) have not agreed to take further cut on water,” an official of BBMB said here. A 10 per cent cut on water release is already in place on partnering States with effect from July 17 onwards. The cut was announced in the wake of deficient rain by the BBMB.

Deficient rains deplete reservoir levels; winter crops may be hit too

Officials Reduce Outflow As Water Level Dips

Owing to abysmally low level of water in the Bhakra and Pong dams, the water supply to partner states, including Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, was cut by 10 per cent this morning.

Chandigarh: Punjab will host the Northern Zone Chief Ministers’ meeting here on July 13 to deliberate various issues.

Chandigarh: A delayed monsoon has hit paddy sowing in Punjab, the country’s grain bowl that contributes 40% of rice to the central pool.

New Delhi: Snowmelt from the high Himalayas is keeping reservoirs afloat and aiding normal rate of hydel generation in spite of the extended hot spell and a delayed monsoon.

With monsoon yet to hit the country’s northern region, the Bhakra Nangal dam on Tuesday registered water inflow of 35,728 cusecs — an eight-year low.

Haryana claims it is already giving Delhi double its agreed share.