Water level in 91 major reservoirs in country at 70 pc: govt

Water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has decreased to 70 per cent of their total capacity from 72 per cent last week

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New Delhi, Nov 11  Water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has decreased to 70 per cent of their total capacity from 72 per cent last week, the government said today.

According to Water Resources Ministry, 110.097 billion cubic metre (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on November 10. The stock was 129 per cent of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year, while it is 98 per cent of the decadal average, the Ministry said in a statement.

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Last week, the stock available in these reservoirs was 113.034 BCM. The total capacity of the reservoirs is 157.799 BCM.

The states which have recorded less storage vis-à-vis the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while the water levels in reservoirs in Uttarakhand are equivalent to those reported last year.

Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka have reported better stock compared to last year, the statement said.

PTI 

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