This report on groundwater governance in MENA is part of a series of five regional reports arising from a research initiative undertaken by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and funded by USAID aiming to address the challenges posed by the unsustainable use of groundwater in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Hyderabad: Industries in Patancheru mandal of Medak district are not just polluting the environment but also exploiting ground water without permission.

In a crackdown launched by authorities, a ban has been enforced on unauthorised extraction of groundwater at seven locations in Servaikaranmadam village in Tuticorin taluk.

Government issues fresh guidelines

In a step towards conserving groundwater resources, Poonamallee municipality recently launched a drive to curb illegal tapping of water from borewells for commercial use.

Unhappy over Delhi government not initiating proper action against illegal and unauthorized borewells operating in the capital, National Green Tribunal has sought the presence of senior officials o

The formation of a statutory authority to monitor sinking of borewells seems to have had no effect in regulating the exploitation of groundwater in the State.

The State government has constituted the Karnataka Groundwater Authority and framed rules under the Karnataka Groundwater (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act, 2011. District-level committees too were formed to keep tabs on utilisation of groundwater.

A group of residents from Anupanadi thronged the district collectorate on Monday urging the state government and the district administration to act against a polluting company functioning in their

For checking misuse of groundwater for construction purposes, the Haryana Government is all set to implement the provisions of the “Draft Model Bill for Conservation, Protection and Regulation of G

A Bill to regulate and manage the development of groundwater and the matters connected therewith and incidental thereto. This Act may be called the “Haryana State Groundwater Management & Regulation Act, 2013.

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