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.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The State of Haryana, Department of Irrigation Vs The State of Punjab & Others dated 06/09/2022.

"Water is a natural resource and living beings must learn to share it whether be it individuals, States or countries," the Supreme Court said in the matter of allocation of water sharing between Punjab and Haryana.

Inspection report of the Joint Committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) in respect of Original Application No. 123 of 2020 (Suomotu on the basis of the newspaper report published in Dinamalar Chennai city supplement edition, July 9, 2020 under the caption 'Moovarasampattu temple pond has become rain water harvesting reservoir.'

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rakesh Kumar Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 25/02/2022.

The matter related to illegal running of water plants in Kashmere Gate, Tilak Bazar, Sadar Bazar, Azad market, Chandni Chowk.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of ACC Limited Vs State of Chhattisgarh & Others dated 11/01/2022. The matter relates to the computation of the water consumption from April 2010 to March 2020 and the amount payable thereon.

Writ Petition filed by Andhra Pradesh before the Supreme Court over sharing of Krishna river water with Telangana.

The petition stated that Telangana was refusing to follow the decisions taken under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 and was also responsible for violating Bachwat Award of May 31, 1976. In the case Srisailam Dam project, the reservoir’s quantity has seriously depleted on account of use of water therefrom for generation of power in Telangana and this fact has been established from the daily readings submitted by authorities of that Dam.

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