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Centre: Water levels ebbs in 91 reservoirs to 41 per cent

The central government stated that water levels in 91 reservoirs have declined to 41 percent of their total capacity

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New Delhi, March 9, 2017: The central government stated that water levels in 91 reservoirs have declined to 41 percent of their total capacity.

For the week ending on March 2, in accordance to Union Water Resources Ministry, only 64.55 billion cubic metres (BCM) of water was available in these reservoirs.

On 23rd February, 44 percent or 68.741 BCM of the total capacity of 157.799 BCM was stored.

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The ministry stated in a statement, “The March 2 stock though was 132 per cent of the storage reported during the corresponding period last year and 102 per cent of the decadal average.”

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The states which have recorded reduced storage in comparison to the corresponding period last year are Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have reported a better stock compared to previous year.

– prepared by Sabhyata Badhwar of NewsGram. Twitter: @SabbyDarkhorse

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Incessant Rain Brings North East India to a halt, badly affects normal life

Officials of India Meteorological Department (IMD) predict that due to the depression, the rains accompanied by a light squall would continue till Sunday.

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Low lying areas, patches of roads, paddy fields and several houses have been inundated by the rain water in Tripura. VOA

Guwahati, October 22, 2017 : Normal life was badly affected in most parts of the northeastern region due to the incessant rains since Thursday due to a hyperactive depression in the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

Officials of India Meteorological Department (IMD) predict that due to the depression, the rains accompanied by a light squall would continue till Sunday.

Low lying areas, patches of roads, paddy fields and several houses were inundated by the rain water in Tripura.

Incessant rainfall also continued in different parts of Assam on Saturday, with brief intervals at some places since Friday evening dampening the festive spirit.

An official of the Tripura Disaster Control Centre said though the water level in most of rivers in Tripura is heavily increased, they are flowing below the danger level.

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Tripura Revenue and Relief Minister Badal Choudhury and Urban Development Minister Manik Dey, accompanied by officials, visited some rain affected areas and assessed to take some future measures to check inundation of water.

The IMD office in Agartala recorded 157 mm rainfall since Friday morning.

“A light to moderate rain occurred at most places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura with isolated heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura along with isolated very heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and light rain occurred at most places over Nagaland during the last 24 hours,” said a senior official of the Regional Meteorological Centre at Guwahati on Saturday.

“Heavy and very heavy rain fall at isolated places were predicted over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya on Sunday too,” he said. (IANS)

 

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