Approximately two-thirds of a billion rural people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, collect their domestic water from unprotected sources or from engineered but nonetheless distant water points.

Widespread adoption of efficient irrigation technologies, including drip irrigation, has been proposed as a means of limiting groundwater over-exploitation, especially in the intensively farmed and water-stressed South Asia region.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajpal Singh Kandhari & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 09/04/2021.

Joint inspection report of the CPCB and UPPCB in compliance to the NGT order, December 2, 2020 in matter of Original Application No. 69/2020 (Sushil Bhatt Vs Moon Beverages Limited & Others).

Master Plan for artificial Recharge to Groundwater in India was prepared by CGWB in the year 2013, which was the revision of the conceptual plan made in 2002. In view of the active participation of central and State agencies in water conservation, a need was felt to revise the master plan prepared in 2013.

Joint Committee report in Original Application No 68 of 2016 in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order, February 23, 2021.

The matter related to M/s Quality Glue factory located in Paloor village, Pernambut taluk, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu and manufacturing glue from unwashed/washed animal skin cuttings. The unit is a small scale manufacturing unit functioning since 1991.

The Asia-Pacific region has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 250 000 deaths as of March 2021 and a decrease in GDP by 4.3% in ASEAN and by 2.0% in Emerging Asia in 2020.

WaterAid releases a new report: “Turn the tide: The state of the world’s water 2021”, which shows how people are losing access to clean water as longer droughts dry up springs, seawater infiltrates groundwater supplies and landslides take out water pumps.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sarvesh Dangwal Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 15/03/2021 regarding allegation of violation of environmental norms by Arborea Luxury Homes, Tarla Nagal, Kulhan, Dehradun, having a swimming pool and 96 apartments.

Joint Committee report filed in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order July 14, 2020 in the matter of Mahkar Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh.

Wave City at Ghaziabad and High Tech City at Noida by Real Estate Developers was allegedly extracting groundwater and violating environmental norms, according to an application filed before the NGT by Mahkar Singh.