"At present, the water level at the dam stands at 111.37 metres (live storage). The NCA has already sanctioned the use of seepage and dead water after it falls below 110.64 metres. There will be no problem on the drinking water front in the state and it will be provided to the people," he said.
The NCA held a meeting with state government officials on February 9.
The storage in the SSD fell by 45 per cent, the lowest in the last 15 years, mainly due to poor rainfall in Madhya Pradesh last monsoon.
"Usually, the state receives about nine million acre feet (MAF) of water. Of this, 0.20 MAF is given for industrial use. However, this year, the state has received only 4.71 MAF water," Singh said.
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