Water level in 91 major reservoirs dips to 41%


New Delhi: 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 on March 2.

On February 23, the storage was 44 per cent or 68.741 BCM of the total capacity of 157.799 BCM.

The states which have recorded less 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.

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