As per the news article in the India Today, the water level in major reservoirs in India decreases to 69% of their total storage capacity. There was around 109.878 billion cubic metres (BCM) water in the reservoirs till October 26 and now it has dropped to 108.373 BCM.
The reservoirs in the states namely; Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana have reported lesser water storage level compared to last year. Whereas, major dams in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have reported better storage level compared to the corresponding period last year.
India is facing shortage of the Drinking Water in many regions. Decreasing levels of water in reservoirs is the major issue of concern. There is need of proper management for the replenishment and to augment the storage capacity of the reservoirs as well. We should at least try to keep reservoirs pollution free and plant more trees. Save Ecology, Save Water, Save Life!