Frequently Asked Questions
Environmental Clearance - Building and Construction
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India has notified the EIA notification 2006 which mandates every proposed project or activity crossing the threshold limits needs to get the prior Environmental Clearance or EIA NOC.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change or its state statutory bodies like SEIAA and SEAC grants the Environmental Clearance.
It takes around 90 to 120 days to get the final EC permission depending upon the documentation and other formalities.
Building & construction projects having covered area or built up area more than 20,000 Sq. m are required to obtain EIA NOC from MoEF&CC.
Residential Buildings, apartments, commercial building, Schools, Hospitals, Hotels, Malls, and any other infrastructure project.
No, Construction can not commence as per the rules.
Environmental clearance (EIA NOC) is valid for 10 years.
Built up Area consists of FAR (Floor Area Ratio) plus non FAR area like basement, stairs, shaft etc.
Groundwater NOC from CGWA (Central Ground water Authority)
Infrastructure projects, Industrial projects, mining projects.
The CGWA application fee is 10,000 INR as of April 2023.
As of April 2023 there is no specific timeline given in the CGWA guidelines, but it usually takes around 90 days to process and approve the application subject to the compliance of the NOC guidelines.
There are 16 states where Central Ground Water Authority does not have jurisdiction to grant the Borewell NOC
3 years from the date of issue.
Yes, The Ground water abstraction charges are calculated based on the amount of ground water to be abstracted from the borewell per day, the calculated amount is then required to be deposited to the Ground water authority at the time of obtaining of CGWA No Objection Certificate.
Notified areas - Where NOC for groundwater withdrawal is not allowed with listed exemptions.
Non Notified areas - Areas where NOC for groundwater withdrawal is allowed for Industries,
Infrastructure and Mining projects.
Central Ground Water Authority, issues Ground water NOC also known as CGWA NOC for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujrat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand.
Residential townships including commercial buildings, Office building, School, College, University, Special Economic Zone, Metro Station, Railway Station, Bus Depot, Airport, Seaport, Highway infrastructure, Fire station, Warehouse, Business Plaza, Malls & Multiplex, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Resort, Hotel/ Restaurant / Food Plaza, Holiday home / Guest house/ Hostels, Banquet Hall / Marriage Gardens, IT Complex, Logistics & Cargo, Clubs, Trade Centre/ Agri Markets.
Groundwater NOC from HWRA (Haryana Water Resource Authority)
As of April 2023, Borewell Noc issued by HWRA is valid for 1 year from the date of issue.
Depending on all formalities, it usually takes around 120 days (4 months) to obtain Groundwater NOC from HWRA.
Groundwater NOC from UPGWD (Uttar Pradesh Ground Water Department)
As of April 2023, Borewell Noc issued by UPGWD is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
Depending on all formalities, it usually takes around 120 days (4 months) to obtain Groundwater NOC from UPGWD.
An act for the conservation, protection, and regulation of groundwater and to check on the unsustainable and continuous usage of groundwater as far as commercial and industrial or infrastructure activities are concerned.
The rules which enact the procedure to regularise, certificate of registration, grant of authorisation and grant of NOC (No Objection Certificate) for the existing bore-wells or the proposed bore-wells by the District Groundwater management Committee in Non Notified Zones.
District Groundwater management Committee is the Competent Authority to issue Ground water Abstraction permission.