Water level in 91 major reservoirs dips, says Water resources ministry

New Delhi : Water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has dipped to 62% of their total capacity, the government said on Tuesday.

According to the Water Resources Ministry, 98.32 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on December 15.

The stock was 127% of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year, while it is 98% of the decadal average, the ministry said in a statement.

As on December 8, the stock available in these reservoirs was 100.326 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, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while Uttarakhand has reported levels equivalent to those reported last year.

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