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Water level in 91 major reservoirs at 19 pc of total capacity

The Union water resources ministry said the reservoirs -- including the Nagarjuna Sagar, Indira Sagar and Bhakra dams -- contained 29.665 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water for the week ending today.

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The water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country continued to be at 19 per cent of their total capacity for the second week in a row, the government said today.

The Union water resources ministry said the reservoirs -- including the Nagarjuna Sagar, Indira Sagar and Bhakra dams -- contained 29.665 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water for the week ending today.

The fresh water level is 126 per cent of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year and 91 per cent of the decadal average, the ministry said in a statement.

Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu reported lesser storage vis- -vis last year.

Reservoirs in Himachal Pradesh have reported equal storage.

Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Karnataka have recorded better storage.

 

(This article has not been edited by DNA's editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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