Modi govt still has no guidelines to check illegal groundwater extraction
By ThePrint 22-Oct-2019
- Conservation of groundwater has been one of the main focus areas of the Narendra Modi government in its second term as part of the ambitious Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched in July.
- But there are no guidelines in place, at present, to regulate the extraction of groundwater.
- The NGT had set up a committee in August to recommend measures to rein in illegal groundwater extraction, but it is yet to come up with a report.
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- The 2018 guidelines, the official said, were an improvement of the 2015 guidelines, which had proved ineffective in checking rampant misuse of groundwater.
- According to Jal Shakti ministry, India is the largest user of groundwater in the world, extracting groundwater to the tune of 253 bcm (billion cubic metre) per year.
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