Less water storage in AP, TS

nagarjunasagarStates having less storage than last year for corresponding period are Rajasthan, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, (2 combined projects in both States). Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have better storage than 2014. States having equal storage than last year for corresponding period are Maharashtra and Uttarakhand. There are 31 reservoirs in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, (2 combined projects) Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu having storage capacity of 51.59 BCM. Water available in these reservoirs is 11.48 BCM which is 22 % of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. Water storage in 91 important reservoirs in the country as on June 25, was 43.26 billion cubic meters (BCM) which is 27 % of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This storage is 111 % of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 146 % of storage of average of last 10 years.

Central Water Commission monitors live storage status of these reservoirs on weekly basis. As many as 37 reservoirs have hydel power with installed capacity of more than 60 MW. The total storage capacity of these reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62 % of the storage capacity of 253.388 BCM.

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