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This Is Why You Can’t Ignore India’s Drought: Only One Fourth Of Capacity Left In 91 Key Water Reservoirs

Updated on 12 July, 2016 at 1:39 pm By

The water storage availability at India’s 91 major reservoirs has dipped to just 24 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.

This is because of less rainfall in 2014 and 2015.

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The less availability of water will also indicates the position of supply during rabi (winter) crop season.

The states affected due to less storage than last year for corresponding period are Himachal, Punjab, Bengal, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP, Uttarakhand, MP, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is nearly 157bcm or nearly 62 per cent of the total storage capacity of 253 bcm estimated to have been created in the entire country. Thirty-seven reservoirs out of these 91 have hydro-power benefit with installed capacity of more than 60 MW.

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In eastern region comprising states like Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura, water levels across 15 reservoirs is 13.28 BCM which is 71 per cent of the total live storage capacity of the dams

In northern region, live storage across 6 important reservoirs located is 86 per cent, which is four and two notches higher as compared to last year and 10-year average respectively.

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In the western region (Maharashtra and Gujarat) and southern region (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), which have 27 and 31 important reservoirs respectively, the levels are reported to be lower compared to those reported during last year and the 10-year average.


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Live stock available at the reservoirs in western region is 62 per cent of the capacity storage as against levels reported during corresponding period last year and decade average of 83 per cent.

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However, with the IMD predicting abundant rainfall this year, it is expected these reservoirs will get enough water during the June-September period.

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