India

Water level down by 2% in 91 major reservoirs in India

the water level in 91 major reservoirs across the country is has gone down to 39% of their total capacity from 41% last week, the Union Water Resources Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

As of February 15, there was 63.597 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water in these reservoirs. The latest levels in the reservoirs are 88% of the storage reported in the corresponding period last year, the statement said.

It is also 91% of the average storage over the last decade.

Reservoirs in states such as Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have reported lower water levels than last year.