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60 pc water in 91 major reservoirs: Centre

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015,18:42 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | The Centre today said there is 60 per cent water in 91 major reservoirs of the country.
Union Ministry of Water Resources said the water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country as on yesterday, was 95.313 BCM, which is 60 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.
This storage is 75 per cent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 77 per cent of storage of average of past ten years.
The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62 per cent of the total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country.
The Ministry said the states having better storage than last year for corresponding period are Himachal Pradesh and Tripura.
States having lesser storage than last year for corresponding period are Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Giving region wise storage status, the Ministry said in northern region, storage during current year was better than the corresponding period of last year and is slightly better than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.
In the northern region, which includes States of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan, there are six reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 18.01 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 15.21 BCM which is 84 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 83 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 84 per cent of storage capacity of these reservoirs.
The Ministry said in eastern region, storage during current year was less than the corresponding period of last year and was also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.
In the Eastern region, which includes States of Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura, there are 15 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 18.83 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 12.55 BCM which is 67 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 81 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 77 per cent of storage capacity of these reservoirs.
The Ministry said in western region, storage during current year was less than the storage of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.
In the Western region, which includes States of Gujarat and Maharashtra, there are 27 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 27.07BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 16.94 BCM which is 63 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 84 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 82 per cent of storage capacity of these reservoirs.
The Ministry said in central region, storage during current year was less than the storage of last year but is better than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.
In the Central region, which includes States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, there are 12 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 42.30BCM.
The total storage available in these reservoirs is 32.74 BCM which is 77 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 85 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 70 per cent of storage capacity of these reservoirs.
The Ministry said in Southern region, storage during current year was less than the corresponding period of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.
In the Southern region, which includes states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, (Two combined projects in both states) Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, there are 31 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 51.59 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 17.87 BCM which is 35 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.
The storage during corresponding period of last year was 72 per cent and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 81 per cent of storage capacity of these reservoirs.