Water level in major reservoirs rises to 74% of total capacity

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New Delhi | Published: September 30, 2016 6:56:16 PM

According to Union Water Resources Ministry, 117.202 billion cubic metre (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on September 29.

The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has increased to 74 per cent of their total capacity, the government said today. (PTI)The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has increased to 74 per cent of their total capacity, the government said today. (PTI)

The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has increased to 74 per cent of their total capacity, the government said today.

According to Union Water Resources Ministry, 117.202 billion cubic metre (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on September 29.

The stock is 122 per cent of the storage for the corresponding period of last year, while it is 97 per cent of the decadal average.

The total capacity of these reservoirs is 157.799 BCM.

The states having lesser storage vis-à-vis the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka have reported water stock equalling last year.

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