In a move fraught with serious repercussions for the already critical ground water levels in the south and southwest districts in Delhi, Faridabad and Gurgaon, the Central Ground Water Authority has decided to permit boring of new tubewells for domestic purposes in these regions on the condition that the area deputy commissioner be intimated 10 days before work is to start.

By Rashme Sehgal

New Delhi,Aug. 17: An RTI filed by the Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan (YJA) with the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has highlighted that quasi-government organisations are illegally extracting huge quantities of water from the Yamuna flood plain.

Lack of commitment has kept several schemes in the files

Depleting groundwater levels have attained severe proportions in the city, and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is thinking green with a new plan up its sleeve.

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