Revised CGWA Guidelines has been released by Central Ground Water Authority to Regulate and Control Groundwater Extraction in India. Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) was constituted under sub-section (3) of Section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for the purposes of regulation and control of ground water development and management in the country.
Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), Ministry of Water Resources, constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986 vide Gazette notification No. S.O.38 (E) dated 14.01.1997 has the mandate of regulating ground water development and management in the country. In 23 States/ Union Territories ground water development is being regulated by Central Ground Water Authority. The remaining States/ Union Territories are regulating ground water development through ground water legislation enacted by them or through Government Orders.
Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has been regulating ground water development for its sustainable management in the country through measures such as issue of advisories, public notices, grant of No Objection Certificates (NOC) for ground water withdrawal.
Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has framed guidelines for grant of No Objection Certificates (NOC) for withdrawal of groundwater, which have been revised from time to time. The revised guidelines aim to ensure a more robust ground water regulatory mechanism in the country. For detailed revised CGWA guidelines clock on below given link.
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