Ground Water NOC
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- CGWA NOC is a permission granted for the abstraction of groundwater for the drinking, domestic, and factory processes by means of an existing borewell installed or planning to dig a new borewell at the project site by the residential, commercial, and industrial factories.
- Any new borewell digging, sinking, and withdrawing groundwater without having a valid nocap CGWA permission is regarded as illegal as per the Cgwa revised guidelines on 24th September 2020 which comes under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. There is a set standard procedure and process defined by the water department to regulate the existing borewell and groundwater abstraction structures.
- Ground water NOC / CGWA NOC is issued by Central Ground Water Authority, New Delhi for following states : Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, and Uttarakhand.
- Every existing project, industrial unit, new industry whether it is commercial, infrastructure, residential townships, hotels, hospitals, Mall, Educational Institutions, Universities Colleges, Schools, Roads, Bridges, Technology parks, Multiplex, industrial factory, and mining project, Government department, Other Government organizations, State Government Guest House, Registered Housing societies set up which is abstracting groundwater for drinking, domestic and industrial purposes need to obtain permission and apply to NOCAP CGWA and NOC from CGWA (Central Ground Water Authority).
- Therefore it is illegal to abstract the groundwater without having the CGWA certificate from the groundwater department.
- The illegal abstraction of groundwater may attract the heavy penalty and the environmental compensation provision as per Sec. 15 of Environment Protection Act, 1986 Whoever fails to comply with or contravenes any of the provisions of this Act, or the rules made or orders or directions issued thereunder, shall, in respect of each such failure or contravention, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both, and in case the failure or contravention continues, with additional fine which may extend to five thousand rupees for every day during which such failure or contravention continues after the conviction for the first such failure or contravention. and revised guidelines of CGWA dated September 2020.
- Groundwater NOC can be issued in Non-notified areas Areas where NOC for groundwater withdrawal is allowed for Industries, Infrastructure and Mining projects as defined by the CGWA (Central Ground Water Authority) and State Government and CGWA can only be granted for domestic and drinking purposes in Notified areas as per the guidelines.
- Pollution NOC from State Pollution Control Board
- Non-availability of water supply/water denial certificate
- Impact Assessment Report
- Groundwater of testing report from NABL accredited laboratory.
- Completion certificate
- NOC and permission from Wetland Authority (if Project area falling in the 500-meter radius of Wetland zone)
- Impact Assessment Report with Groundwater modeling for Over Exploited, Critical and semi-critical zones
- Water audit reports as per CGWA rules
- NOC from CGWA is granted for the two years subject to the deposition of groundwater abstraction charges or restoration charges which depends upon the quantum of groundwater proposed to be abstracted and the category and zone in which an industry falls.
- Renewal of the CGWA permission can be granted subject to the conditions of fulfilling the compliance. Application for the renewal is to be made at least ninety days before the expiry of the NOC validity.
- Infrastructure projects, residential, commercial, etc. for drinking & domestic use and urban in OCS areas can be renewed for 5 years.
- NOC for Industrial sectors areas can be renewed for 3 years.
- NOC for users of commercial, infrastructure, residential townships, hotels, hospitals, malls, Educational Institutions, Universities Colleges, Schools, Roads, Bridges, Technology parks, Multiplex, industrial factories, or mining projects (Over Exploited area) can be renewed for 2 years.
- UPGWD has been framed to do the research, planning, assessment, conduct the study, and conduct the different programs with regards to the groundwater. It also frames the state-regulated guidelines for groundwater conservation and to conduct the recharging programs in the Notified and Non-notified areas. Notified areas. where NOC for groundwater withdrawal can not be allowed. Non Notified areas. Areas where NOC for groundwater withdrawal is allowed for Industries, Infrastructure, and Mining projects
- 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, and 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 Council/Authority or State Ground Water Management and Regulatory Authority/Council in Non – Notified zones or areas. Notified areas. where NOC for groundwater withdrawal can not be allowed. Non Notified areas. Areas where NOC for groundwater withdrawal is allowed for Industries, Infrastructure, and Mining projects
- Any existing industrial, commercial, infrastructural, or bulk user who has installed a bore-well for the purpose of abstraction of groundwater or any future user proposing the bore-well for withdrawal of groundwater is required to obtain UPGWD NOC. District Groundwater management Authority is the competent department to award the UPGWD certificate in the notified and non-notified areas.
- Any same above entities or units already have a bore at the site and pulling out the groundwater but having a valid certificate from groundwater is required to take the approval for UPGWD certificate or in the notified zones and non-notified zones.
- Any existing domestic and agricultural user who dug out a well to use the water and already putting a NOC from CGWA in place or proposing to have a borewell for the same intention to the withdrawal of groundwater is required to make a written official letter in a standard format to Uttar Pradesh Groundwater Authority in the notified blocks and non notified blocks.
- Any existing or proposed industrial activity or commercial activity or infrastructural activity that has inducted or installed a bore well for the aiming to get the water for its factory’s operation purposes or for the driving or toilet usage needed to make a formal request to the same Authority.
- HWRA (Haryana Water Resources Authority) is a group of members, persons, individuals constituted under section 3 of the Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation, and Management) Authority Act, 2020
- It has been formed to take care and give directions for the development management and conservation and regulation of groundwater. The objectives to rules framed under this Act are to encourage sustainable development technologies for the micro small and medium enterprises and to regulate the unchecked usage of groundwater for domestic, drinking, commercial and industrial purposes
- The Residential societies, apartments, group housing colonies, townships, industrial set up, manufacturing entities, factories, drilling agency, commercial set up, hotel, hospital, warehouse, and bulk users and as the case may be, which are having existing bore-well on the site and intends to obtain the NOC from groundwater authority, Hwra are required to apply for the groundwater approval to the HWRA.
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