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Oct 15, 2016 12:50 PM IST IST | Source: PTI

Water level in 91 major reservoirs increases to 76%

According to Union Water Resources Ministry, 119.174 billion cubic metre (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on October 13.


The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has increased to 76 percent of their total capacity, from 75 percent last week, the government said.


According to Union Water Resources Ministry, 119.174 billion cubic metre (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on October 13.


The stock is 127 percent of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year, while it is 99 percent of the decadal average, the Ministry said in a statement.


Last week, 118.431 BCM water was available in the reservoirs. The total capacity of these reservoirs is 157.799 BCM.


The states which have recorded less storage vis-i-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 better stock compared to last year, the statement said.

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