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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.

Reply filed by the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran in the matter of Brigadier Paramjit Singh & Others Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 30/12/2022.

An application filed before the NGT sought restoration of water body (Johad) and greenbelt area surrounding the water body and "to set aside and declare the notification for e-auction initiated by Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran as illegal".

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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sarang Yadvadkar & Others Vs The State of Maharashtra dated 08/12/2022.

Two weeks time has been granted to the Irrigation Department, Pune to file an affidavit on why in ten districts of Maharashtra the work of marking blue line and red line has not been done and why their names are missing from the list of cities identified as highly flood flow areas.

The application was filed by Sarang Yadwadkar, April 14, 2022.

The world is facing challenges related to population growth, surface water scarcity, and more importantly, to the increasing dependency on shared groundwater resources.

Most of the globe was drier than normal in 2021, with “cascading effects on economies, ecosystems and our daily lives”, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in this report.

Sustainable socio-economic development is founded on water security which is vital for food and energy production, health, and livelihoods and enables industrial development, liveable cities, global biodiversity and sustainable ecosystems. Currently, one in every three people in Africa faces water insecurity.

Encroachment within buffer zones of lakes and tanks have been removed in Hyderabad and neighbouring areas. However, due to pending litigations and cases filed by the landlords, some of the encroachments could not be removed. Thereby the lake protection works are stalled in that area. For lake boundary protection works, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has sanctioned funds for Rs. 94.17 crores for erection of chain link fencing around 63 lakes.

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).

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Nagar Panchayat Moonak & Others Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 15/11/2022.

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