Decreased water levels in Tehri Dam leads to fall in electricity production

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Tehri (Uttrakhand), July 10 (ANI): Delay in monsoons has decreased the water level in the Tehri Dam, significantly leading to a fall in the production of electricity.

The Tehri Dam, one of the biggest in the country, provides drinking water and electricity to Uttarakhand, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The reservoir is currently down by six metres.

"There is water scarcity due to which the electricity production has been affected," said A.I. Shah, general manager, Tehri Dam.

" Last year we were producing 10 million units of electricity, but this time, it has reduced to four million units. If it does not rain, the situation will only worsen," he added.

The dam provides irrigation to an area of 270,000 hectares.

Located on the River Bhagirathi and situated at a height of 855 feet, it is the one of the tallest dams in the world.

The dam has a power generation capacity of 2400 MW, and supplies 270 million gallons of drinking water. (ANI)

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