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Water in 91 reservoirs at 38% of full capacity

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 05, 2016

Availability of water at 91 major reservoirs in the country is at 38 per cent of their total capacity and 22 per cent less than the levels reported in the corresponding period last year.

According to a statement by the Union Water Resources Ministry, as on February 4, water stock available across major reservoirs was 59.335 billion cubic metres (BCM) as against the total storage capacity of 157.799 BCM.

The current stock is 76 per cent of the 10-year average for the corresponding period.

While Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura have reported better storage vis-a-vis last year, Andhra Pradesh-Telangana (combined projects in both states) have reported same water levels as that in the corresponding period last year.

States with lower storage than last year are Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

Published on February 05, 2016
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