Water Storage In Reservoirs At 32 Per Cent Of Total Capacity: Government

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Water Storage In Reservoirs At 32 Per Cent Of Total Capacity: Government

States that have reported lower storage than last year are Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, and Gujarat, among others, said the Water Resources Ministry.


New Delhi:  Availability of water at 91 major reservoirs in the country is at 32 per cent of their total capacity and 23 per cent less than the levels reported during the corresponding period last year.

According to a statement by the Union Water Resources Ministry, for the week till February 25, storage in major reservoirs was 51.2 billion cubic metres (BCM) as against the total 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 during the corresponding period last year, the statement said.

States that have reported 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, it added.

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