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Water level in 91 major reservoirs dips to 57% of their total

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has dipped to 57 per cent of their total capacity, the said today.

According to the Union Water Resources Ministry, 89.348 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on January 5.

The stock was 126 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.

As on December 20, the stock available in these reservoirs was 98.32 BCM. The total capacity of the reservoirs is 157.799 BCM.

The states which have recorded less storage vis-a-vis the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and have reported better stock compared to last year.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 09 2017. 18:28 IST
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