Background Note for consultation meeting with policy makers on review of national water policy

July 11, 2017

WATER RESOURCES OF INDIA – AN OVERVIEW

The average annual rainfall in the country has been estimated to be about 1170 millimeters (mm). The total of average annual rainfall, snowfall and glacier melt in terms of volume works out to about 4000 billion cubic meters (bcm). However, due to losses through evaporation and evapo-transpiration, the water availability has been assessed to be about 1869 bcm.

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