98.32 billion cubic metres of water was available in the reservoirs.
NEW DELHI: Water level in 91 major reservoirs in the country has dipped to 62 per cent of their total capacity, the government said on Tuesday.
According to the Union Water Resources Ministry, 98.32 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs for the week ending on December 15.
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.
As on December 8, the stock available in these reservoirs was 100.326 BCM. The total capacity of the reservoirs is 157.799 BCM.
The states which have recorded less storage vis-a-vis the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while Uttarakhand has reported levels equivalent to those reported last year.
Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Karnataka have reported better stock compared to last year.
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