High time to stop wasting water! Only 31% water left in major reservoirs
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 13-Apr-2017

New Delhi, April 13: Almost every year we face water crisis during summer. But privileged people from the areas who luckily never have to face the water crisis, they keep wasting water. Instead of several awareness projects, initiatives by Government and NGOs people are still not aware of the exact situation. It’s high time to put an end to this bad habit as the Water level of 91 major reservoirs of the country goes down by one per cent.

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

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on April 13, 2017, was 48.42 BCM, which is 31% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was at 32 for the week ending on April 06, 2017. The level of April 13, 2017, was 132% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 106% of storage of average of last ten years.

NORTHERN REGION

The northern region includes States of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan. There are six reservoirs under Central Water Commission (CWC) monitoring having the total live storage capacity of 18.01 BCM. The storage during the current year is equal to the corresponding period of last year and is less 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 the total live storage capacity of 18.83 BCM. The storage during the 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.

WESTERN REGION

The Western region includes States of Gujarat and Maharashtra. There are 27 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having the total live storage capacity of 27.07 BCM. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 10.59 BCM which is 39% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during the current year is better than the storage of last year and is also better 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 the total live storage capacity of 42.30 BCM. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 18.16 BCM which is 43% of the total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during the corresponding period of last year was 31% and average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period was 27% of the live storage capacity of these reservoirs. Thus, storage during the current year is better than the storage of last year and is also better than the average storage of last ten years during the corresponding period.

SOUTHERN REGION

The Southern region includes States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, AP&TG( Two combined projects in both states) Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. There are 31 reservoirs under CWC monitoring having the total live storage capacity of 51.59 BCM. The storage during the 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.