Joint Committee report on extraction of groundwater by Uppal Chadha Hi Tech Developers, Ghaziabad, 09/03/2021

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.

The Committee report informed the NGT that from the observations of the CGWA, it was evident that the project proponent (M/s Uppal Chadha Hi Tech Developers, Wave Hi-Tech Township, Ghaziabad) was having 31 existing tube wells - no evidence could be shown by the proponent with respect to commissioning of these existing tube wells. There is a need to ascertain the total water consumption from the construction phase to till date for the purpose of assessment of environmental compensation for illegal abstraction of groundwater - which are awaited from the project proponent.