Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding extraction of groundwater by water intensive industries in Delhi, 12/08/2015
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Apex Chambers of Commerce and Industries of N.C.T. of Delhi & Ors. Vs. Government of NCT Delhi & Ors. regarding extraction of groundwater by water intensive industries in Delhi without permission from Delhi Jal Board.
The Tribunal in its Order said the Government should take appropriate decision for fixing a criteria to be adopted for analyzing the feasibility of the request made by the units of such kind, particularly the water intensive industries, and take an appropriate decision as regards installation of flow meters on the borewell for measuring the extraction of ground water and decide the extent to which the ground water can be drawn in the given area. The Government shall also decide the charges for the ground water extraction.