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Pakistan faces major challenges ahead in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping progress on track to end poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equal to the task is a new report by WaterAid and Development Initiatives, which focuses on the current state of financing of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.

Water being a State subject, initiatives on sustainable water management including conservation and water harvesting in the Country is primarily States’ responsibility. However, the important measures taken by the Central Government for conservation, management of ground water and effective implementation of rain water harvesting in the country are at the following URL:

http://mowr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Steps_to_control_water_depletion_....

Water being a State subject, initiatives on sustainable water management including conservation and water harvesting in the Country is primarily States’ responsibility. Further, a number of States have done notable work in the field of water conservation/harvesting.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Sheokand Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/08/2019 regarding illegal mining and construction activity by M/s Glen Apple Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. Construction of a five-star banquet hall without the requisite ‘Consent to Establish’ has started, which is a violation of mining norms as well as ground water extraction norms and other required consents. The illegal activities are causing damage to the environment and the public health.

The National Green Tribunal has imposed an environment compensation of Rs 10 lakhs on a Noida- based water bottling unit for extracting groundwater without requisite permission since 2009.

India is facing a perfect storm in managing water. There is a report that says India's underground water tables are disappearing fast. WION brings you this story

Challenge to preserve water