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Water level in 91 reservoirs dips to 41% of total capacity

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on March 07, 2017

Southern States among worst hit

The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has dipped to 41 per cent of their total capacity, the government said on Tuesday.

According to the Union Water Resources Ministry, 64.55 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending March 2.

On February 23, the storage was 44 per cent or 68.741 BCM of the total capacity of 157.799 BCM. The March 2 stock though was 132 per cent of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year and 102 per cent of the decadal average, the ministry said in a statement.

The States that have recorded lower storage vis-a-vis the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have reported a better stock compared to last year.

Published on March 07, 2017
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