‘Storage level of major reservoirs better than last year’

New Delhi: The storage level of 91 important reservoirs in the country has reached 70.707 BCM, better than the corresponding period of last year.

According to a statement by ministry of water resources, the storage available in 91 important reservoirs of the country as on July 30 was 70.707 BCM, which is 45 per cent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.

This storage is 102 per cent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 108 per cent of storage of average of last ten years.

“The storage position during current year is better than the storage position of last year and is also better than the storage of average of last ten years,” it said.

However, the storage levels in about 27 reservoirs in the western region and 31 reservoirs situated in southern region during current year is less than the storage of last year and the average storage level of last ten years, it said.

States having better storage than last year for corresponding period are Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

While Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka have lesser storage than last year for corresponding period, the statement added.