Affidavit by Pune Municipal Corporation in OA No.32/2024 (WZ) (Anuj Abhay Deshpande V/s Pune Municipal Corporation & Ors.) dated 16/02/2024.

The matter related to construction of new water reservoirs by Pune Municipal Corporation at Fergusson College Hill. Three new water tanks have been proposed at Bhamburda (Shivajinagar) Gut No 262 Fergusson College Hill. New concrete reservoirs have been planned to cater to the water demand. These newly proposed reservoirs will cater to the water demand of three water zones - Modern college zone, BMCC Zone and Fergusson college zone.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kamlesh Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 04/12/2023.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The State of Haryana (Department of Irrigation) Vs The State of Punjab & Others 04/10/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kartik Sharma Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 21/04/2023.

Grievance in the application is against unregulated drawal of water from Mussoorie Lake, having potential for damage to the lake. The violators include Hotel Jaypee Residency, Mussoorie and others. Larger issue is permitting number of hotels and visitors beyond the capacity of the environment to sustain without stringent enforcement of regulatory regime against the sustainable development principle to the detriment of flora and fauna in the area.

The working paper highlights the initial cooperation challenges identified in the assessment undertaken by International Centre for Water Cooperation in 32 basins in Africa. This is the initiative’s first analysis of some of the key challenges of cooperation involving transboundary waters in Africa.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of the State of Tamil Nadu Vs the State of Karnataka & Others dated 14/12/2022.

Grievance raised by the applicants is that there is illegal extraction of ground water by the builders operating in Noida According to the applicants, the authorities have failed to prevent illegal extraction of ground water for commercial purposes resulting in depletion of ground water level in the area identified as ‘overexploited’ as per assessment of the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA).

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.