Press Esc to close
Thursday 28 July 2016
News updated at 7:57 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.4°C
Min : 20.7°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Water levels in State dams rise: Centre

Last updated: 05 June, 2010
NEW DELHI:

Fourteen reservoirs hold around 3.59 BCM as against capacity of 23.29 BCM

In a big departure from last year’s crisis when reservoir levels dropped to record lows, the monsoon season begins this year with rather comfortable water levels in Karnataka’s 14 major reservoirs.

State’s reservoirs irrigates a total area of 27 lakh hectares.

State’s reservoirs irrigates a total area of 27 lakh hectares.The storage levels of the rest of the 67 major reservoirs in the country is also comfortable, with the water level at around 118 per cent of last year's mark of 22.62 billion cubic meter (BCM) and 103 per cent of the average of last 10 years, says a report from the Central Water Commission.

In Karnataka, the storage level in all 14 reservoirs is around 3.59 billion cubic meters (BCM) as against the full reservoir level of 23.29 BCM. In terms of percentage of live capacity at full reservoir level (FRL), the storage is around 20.28 per cent now, while during the same period in 2009, it was around 13 per cent. Live capacity of FRL is the percentage of water stored as compared to the full capacity of the reservoir.

Sowing activity
Agricultural sector, already upbeat with the Meteorological Department forecast of a near-normal monsoon this year, is beaming, as sowing activity could now be quickened. The state’s 14 reservoirs irrigates a total area of 27 lakh hectares.

As per the state government report to the Centre about the status of agricultural activities in 2010-11, the targeted area of sowing is about 115 lakh hectare as against the actual area sown last year of 112.17 lakh hectare.

Hoping to get good rain through the year, the state agriculture department has pegged foodgrain output in 2010-11 at 123.7 lakh tonne, an increase of 15.6 per cent over last year's yield.

The water level in Cauvery and Krishna basin reservoirs, which ever remain the bone of contention between Karnataka and the neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh over sharing of water,  is also normal.

Tungabhadra is the only reservoir that has failed to meet the levels of last year, though its present level is comfortable as compared to the average of last 10 years, the sources in the Union Ministry of Agriculture told Deccan Herald.
D H News Service


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Jayalalithaa presents a primary membership card to a newly joined party worker...

Jayalalithaa presents a primary membership card to a newly joined party worker...

Locals try to douse a car godown that caught fire at Panagarh in Burdwan district of West Bengal...

Locals try to douse a car godown that caught fire at Panagarh in Burdwan district of West Bengal...

A policeman fires teargas shell to disperse protesters during a clash in Srinagar...

A policeman fires teargas shell to disperse protesters during a clash in Srinagar...

School students take part in an awareness event on the eve of International Tiger Day...

School students take part in an awareness event on the eve of International Tiger Day...

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest organised by a Muslim minority forum...

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest organised by a Muslim minority forum...

Cattle move through flood water at Dhekiabari Village in Kamrup district of Assam...

Cattle move through flood water at Dhekiabari Village in Kamrup district of Assam...

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad looking at his waterlogged residence after a press conference in Patna...

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad looking at his waterlogged residence after a press conference in Patna...

Villagers move to safe place in a boat from the flooded Panikhiti area in Kamrup district of Assam..

Villagers move to safe place in a boat from the flooded Panikhiti area in Kamrup district of Assam..

Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez during promotion of their upcoming movie...

Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez during promotion of their upcoming movie...

A man dives to catch the ball during fotball practice in a public park in Kolkata...

A man dives to catch the ball during fotball practice in a public park in Kolkata...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523