New Delhi: With the progress of monsoon still remaining sluggish, 84 per cent of the meteorological subdivisions have recorded deficient rainfall, MeT department data shows.\r\n\r\nAccording to the Central Water Commission data, of the 91 major reservoirs in the country, 80 per cent have storage below normal. Of these, 11 have zero per cent storage, making the water crisis acute.\r\n\r\nThe official rainfall season starts from June 1 to September 30, but the overall monsoon deficiency until June 22 still remains around 39 per cent.\r\n\r\nOf the 36 meteorological subdivisions, 25 per cent have recorded \u201cdeficient\u201d rainfall, while six subdivisions recorded precipitation classified under the \u201clarge deficient\u201d category.\r\n\r\nOdisha and Lakshadweep subdivisions have recorded \u201cnormal\u201d rainfall. While Jammu Kashmir and East Rajasthan recorded \u201cexcess\u201d rainfall, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands-registered rainfall under the \u201clarge excess\u201d category.\r\n\r\nThe India Meteorological Department has four divisions \u2013 east and the northeast, south peninsula, central India and northwest India.\r\n\r\nThe east and northeast India division comprise northeastern states and eastern states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal and all have registered deficient rainfall.\r\n\r\nOf the 10 subdivisions of central India, Odisha is the only one to receive normal rainfall.\r\n\r\nFour subdivisions, including three from the Maharashtra \u2013 Vidarbha, Marathwada and central Maharashtra \u2013 have recorded rainfall in the category of \u201clarge deficient\u201d. The east Madhya Pradesh subdivision has also recorded rainfall in the same category.\r\n\r\nVidarbha, Marathwada and central Maharashtra subdivisions have been facing a drought-like situation, with water levels in reservoirs reaching extremely low levels.\r\n\r\nAlthough the Gujarat and Saurashtra and the Kutch subdivisions under central India have recorded \u201cdeficient\u201d rainfall, Cyclone Vayu helped bring down some of the shortfalls.\r\n\r\nThe deficiency in these two subdivisions was 100 per cent until June 9, but it went down to 50 and 26 per cent respectively.\r\n\r\nOf ten divisions in the south peninsula division, eight are deficient. The Andaman and Nicobar Island subdivision recorded \u201clarge excess\u201d rainfall, the only one under this category in the country, while Lakshadweep recorded \u201cnormal\u201d rainfall.\r\n\r\nWith Chennai reeling under a severe water crisis, the Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal subdivision has a deficiency of nearly 38 per cent.\r\n\r\nMonsoon reached Kerala on June 8, a week after its normal onset date. Its progress was halted for more than a week due to Cyclone Vayu in the Arabian Sea, causing a delay in its advancement in several parts.\r\n\r\nThe situation, however, is likely to improve. The IMD on Sunday said monsoon has further advanced into east Uttar Pradesh, some parts of central Maharashtra, most parts of Marathwada and Vidarbha.