New Delhi: It’s not just groundwater regulations that the Centre is looking at changing.

New Delhi: Groundwater, a precious natural resource, is for all practical purposes private property in India. Anyone can bore and extract water with few rules to restrict over-exploitation.

The Karnataka Government plans to regulate reckless ground-water exploitation by bringing private water suppliers under the trade licence ambit.

The revised draft of the National Water Policy has been published online by the water resources ministry for submission of public comments through the ministry’s website and e-mail.

A bill to regulate and control the Development and Management of Ground Water and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.This Act may be called the Chhattisgarh Ground Water (Regulation and Control of Development and
Management) Act, 2012. It extends to the whole of the State of Chhattisgarh.

Mandatory permits and a cess on groundwater use to irrigate cash crops, run industry or for mining are among the measures proposed by the Government in a draft Bill that aims at conserving groundwater.

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday made it clear that without technical study report it may not be correct to limit the extraction of groundwater by soft-drink major Pepsi.

Mandatory permits and a cess on groundwater use to irrigate cash crops, run industry or for mining are among the measures proposed by the Government in a draft Bill that aims at conserving groundwa

A bill to regulate the development and management of ground water and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. This Act may be called the Orissa Ground Water (Regulation, Development and Management) Act, 2011.

The Standing Committee on Water Resources (2010-2011) presented this tenth Report to the Parliament on 'Augmentation of Depleted Ground Water Level, Sustainable Development, Conservation, Management, Use of Ground Water and
Prevention of Water Pollution'. It includes review of the total ground water resources of India ,depletion and pollution of ground water resources , measures taken by Government for ground water augmentation and other related aspects.

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