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    Published On : Mon, Sep 7th, 2015
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Maharashtra has 15.93 BCM water in its reservoirs: CWC report


    Water storage available in 91 important reservoirs of the country as on September 03, 2015 was 92.922 BCM

    CWC
    Nagpur:
    As many as 27 reservoirs in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, under Western Region of the country have only 15.93 BCM water storage against their total storage capacity of 27.07 BCM, as per monitoring report published by CWC (Central Water Commission) as on September 3, 2015. This storage during corresponding period of last year was 70% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 72% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the storage of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years.

    The Water storage available in 91 important reservoirs of the country as on September 03, 2015 was 92.922 BCM which is 59% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This storage is 84% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 84% of storage of average of last ten years.

    The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62% of the total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country.

    Region-wise storage status:

    NORTHERN REGION
    The northern region includes States of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. There are 6 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total storage capacity of 18.01 BCM. The total storage available in these reservoirs is 16.45 BCM which is 91% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 79% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 78% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is better than the corresponding period of last year and is also better than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

    EASTERN REGION
    The Eastern region 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 10.98 BCM which is 58% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 67% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 64% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

    CENTRAL REGION
    The Central region 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 32.42 BCM which is 77% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 74% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 61% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is better than the storage of last year but is also better than the average storage of last ten years.

    SOUTHERN REGION
    The Southern region 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 17.14 BCM which is 33% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 67% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 75% of storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during current year is less than the corresponding period of last year and is also less than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

    States having better storage than last year for corresponding period were Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Tripura, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh. States having lesser storage than last year for corresponding period were Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana (Two combined project in both states) Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.


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