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* Sri Lanka facing serious drought, farmers urged to strictly manage water
Fri, Jan 10, 2014, 01:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 10, Colombo: The Director of Water Management division of Sri Lanka Irrigation Department Janaki Meegasthenna said that the water levels of the major reservoirs of the country had dropped to 41 percent of capacity as of January 09.

She highlighted the need of strict management of the water in 72 reservoirs so there will be sufficient water for the cultivation in the Maha crop season.

The official said the risk of inadequate amount of water by the end of the crop season remains despite the rains last week.

The water levels of the hydropower reservoirs also have dropped down to 51.2 percent of capacity and the hydropower generation of the country has been reduced to 22 percent.

The hydropower contribution to the total energy need was 22.2 percent Thursday. Thermal power contributed 76.8 percent to meet the need.

Meanwhile the sources from the tea plantation industry say that the adverse weather has affected the plantations as well. The harvest has dropped and the plants are under threat, sources say.

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