India’s 91 reservoirs have 59 percent water

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Water storage in India’s 91 reservoirs rose to 92.922 billion cubic metres (bcm) as on September 3 — 59 percent of their cumulative capacity, official data said on Monday.

The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs, which are monitored by the Central Water Commission (CWC), is 157.799 bcm.

“This storage (92.922 bcm) is 84 percent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 84 percent of storage of average of last 10 years,” the water resources ministry said in a statement.

As on August 27, water storage in these important reservoirs stood at 91.84 bcm.

Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tripura, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh witnessed better storage than last year for the corresponding period, the statement said.

States having lesser storage than last year for the corresponding period were Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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