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Water level in 91 reservoirs dips to 68 per cent: Govt

Sardar Sarovar dam

New Delhi : Water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has plunged to 68 per cent of their total capacity from 70 per cent last week, the government said today.

According to Water Resources Ministry, 107.449 billion cubic metre (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on November 17.

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

Last week, the stock available in these reservoirs was 110.097 BCM. The total capacity of the reservoirs is 157.799 BCM.

The states which have recorded less storage vis-à-vis the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while the water levels in reservoirs in Karnataka are equivalent to those reported last year.

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

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