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Dams in Maharashtra record increased water levels in March 2021 than March 2020


Dams in Maharashtra record increased water levels in March 2021 than March 2020
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The state of Maharashtra will witness monsoon once again from the month of June, however, amidst the coronavirus crisis, there is some good news for the citizens.

Data released by the Water Resources Development Department states that the water level, as recorded in March 2021, across the 3,267 dams in Maharashtra, in comparison to March 2020, is higher. This brings a sigh of relief to the citizens, especially farmers living in drought-hit areas of the state. 

Reports state that the water level was accounting for 61 per cent of the live capacity, which as per last year was around 58 per cent. This year it is 24768440 million litres of the 40,604,000 million litres required. 

Before the state experiences the monsoon, citizens are often worried about the drought conditions and experts have stated that close observation will be needed over the next few months of summer, starting from April to June, and at times extending until August as the sowing activities continue for a few additional months.

Similar observations have been made across five districts in Maharashtra.

Data from the 964 dams in Marathwada show that the live water stock is 15 per cent more in March 2021, in comparison to March 2020. Currently, the dams have 4718350 million litres of the 7259000 million litres required, accounting for 65 per cent of the capacity.

Meanwhile, the Jaikwadi dam has 85 per cent live water stock, similar to last year. The supply from this dam is used for drinking, agricultural and industrial needs. Dams in Nashik have also seen a rise in 2 per cent of the live water stock from 571 dams, i.e. 62 per cent in comparison to the 60 per cent recorded in March 2020. 

Similar observation has been made in Nagpur, whereby 384 dams have recorded live water stock of 57 per cent this year, as compared to 55 per cent last year. However, dams in Pune have seen a drop by 2 per cent from 62 to 60 per cent in March 2021.

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