India’s 91 reservoirs have 92.379 bcm water

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Water storage in India’s 91 major reservoirs was recorded at 92.379 billion cubic metres (bcm) as on September 10, official data revealed on Friday.

“This storage is 77 percent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 81 percent of storage of average of the last 10 years,” the water resources ministry said in a statement here.

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

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

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

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