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.

Despite being one of the worst examples of depleting groundwater resources in the country, Punjab seems to be oblivious to augmentation efforts to fill in the gap, or so suggests the Union Water Re

This report analyses the non-binding policy as well as legal and institutional framework for groundwater governance in India. It puts special focus on implementation, enforcement and compliance matters in practice, drawing from experience in the States of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.

PANJIM: The High Court of Bombay at Goa, in a public interest litigation, has ordered that the policy on digging of bore wells, tube wells and controlling of activities of water tankers be formulat

Borewells are draining water into the earth, says expert

Setting up a ground water authority consisting of experts and imposing a moratorium on private borewells are essential to check the indiscriminate drilling of borewells, says an expert.

The report by the comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG) for March 2012-13 has pointed out that the provision of more infrastructure like hotels and restaurants to cater to the large number