Question raised in Lok Sabha on Availability and Utilisation of Water, 28/04/2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Availability and Utilisation of Water, 28/04/2016. Estimated average annual availability of water is 1869 BCM and utilizable quantum of surface water in major river basin of the country is 690 BCM (Details as per Annexure). In addition replenishable Ground Water is 433 BCM. It is however, estimated that about 450 BCM of surface water is being utilized for various purposes annually. Additionally, about 245 BCM of ground water is also being utilized annually for various purposes.

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