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NEW DELHI Water levels in India's main reservoirs were at 16 percent of their storage capacity in the week to June 9, down 11 percentage points from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.

The latest levels were lower than the last 10 years' average of 20 percent, but 1 percentage point down compared with the previous week.

Monsoon rains, crucial for India's farm sector, arrived at Kerala coast on June 8, a day later than forecast.

Water levels in reservoirs are important primarily for irrigation during the summer and winter months, and for hydropower generation.

(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Tommy Wilkes)

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First Published On : Jun 9, 2016 19:20 IST

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