Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjaya Kumar Mishra Vs Central Ground Water Authority & Others dated 06/03/2022.

Grievance in the application is against illegal extraction of ground water by M/s Mitsui Kingzoku Components India Pvt. Ltd. in Rewari district in Haryana.

According to the applicant, NOC was granted to the project proponent by the ground water authority for groundwater abstraction up to 30m3/day, not exceeding 18,000 m3/year. But much more extraction is taking place.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of  Khem Chand Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 03/01/2023.

The matter is related to illegal extraction of groundwater through submersible pump for sale in Ghaziabad area of Uttar Pradesh. The area is already in the category of “over exploited area” and thereby not only contaminating groundwater but also creating scarcity in the availability of drinking water to the local residents, the application filed by Khem Chand, an advocate by profession read.

Ground Water Year Book is prepared annually by CGWB depicting changes in ground water regime of the country through different seasons. It is an effort to obtain information on ground water levels through representative monitoring wells. The important attributes of ground water regime monitoring are ground water level.

Report filed by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board in the matter of Vijaysigh Dubbal & Others Vs MPCB & Others dated 27/10/2022.

The matter related to illegal extraction of groundwater by units involved in water selling business.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arti Vs Central Ground Water Authority & Others dated 17/10/2022.

The matter related to unauthorized withdrawal of groundwater in major cities of Uttar Pradesh. The court noted that there is large scale illegal extraction of groundwater in Uttar Pradesh by hotels, marriage halls, party lawns including in areas which are scarce in availability of groundwater.

Joint committees have been constituted to find out hotels, marriage/banquet halls, resorts, guest houses in Lucknow, Agra, Meerut, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bareilly, Varanasi, Jhansi and Gorakhpur abstracting groundwater without NOC from the competent authority.

Ground Water Year Book is the basic data report consisting information regarding the ground water regime, depth to water levels and quality and their variations in space and time compiled and analyzed based on the information generated through field studies.

Monitoring of ground water levels from 768 (745+23) Hydrograph Network Stations (HNS) were carried out in the year 2021-2022 with an objective to assess ground water regime of phreatic aquifer. The water level monitoring was carried out manually in the months of May’19, August’19, November’19, and January’20.

This publication on Youth and Water Security in Africa, which comprises 25-refereed articles co-authored by youth including female scientists primarily from Africa, derives from collaboration among UNESCO, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) and the International Science Council (ISC) Regional Office for Africa (ROA

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Vs Central Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/08/2022.