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Government of India
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
03 JAN 2019 3:10PM by PIB Delhi
NOC for Ground Water Extraction

Central Ground Water Authority has notified revised guidelines to regulate and control ground water extraction in India, which will be effective from 01.06.2019. The entire process of grant of NOC will be done online through a web based application system. 

As per the revised guidelines, Water Conservation Fee (WCF) would be levied for use of ground water depending on the category of area, type of industry and quantum of ground water withdrawal. The details in this connection are given at Annexure – I.

 

Central Ground Water Board along with State Ground Water Organizations carry out periodic assessment of ground water resources. The assessment units viz. Blocks/ Talukas/ Mandals etc. are categorized as safe, semi critical, critical and over exploited depending on the stage of ground water development and significant decline of ground water levels. State/UT wise categorisation of Blocks/ Talukas/ Mandals (as on 2013) is given at Annexure - II.

 

ANNEXURE - I

  1. DRINKING AND DOMESTIC USE

 

All domestic users (having more than one inch dia delivery pipeline or, seeking second connection) and other proponents covered under infrastructure projects (except Government infrastructure projects and Government water supply agencies) would pay W.C.F. as per rates given below:

Quantum of Groundwater withdrawal (m3/month)

Rate of W.C.F

(Rs. Per m3/month)

0-25

Exempted

25-50

Re 1/-

>50

Rs 2/-

 

 

 

Government water supply agencies and Government infrastructure projects shall pay W.C.F. at the rate of Rs. 0.50/- per m3/month

                       

  1. Packaged drinking water (drawing more than 50m3/day)/ soft drinks/ breweries/distilleries

 

S.No.

Category

 of area

 

 

 

Ground water use

 Rate of Water Conservation Fee (Rs. per m3/day) 

< 200 m3/day

200 to <1000 m3/day

1000 to

<5000 m3/day

5000 m3/day and above

1.

Safe

3.00

5.00

8.00

10.00

2.

Semi-critical

5.00

10.00

15.00

20.00

3.

Critical

10.00

20.00

40.00

60.00

4.

Over-exploited

20.00

40.00

60.00

100.00

 

 

  1. Packaged Drinking Water units (drawing less than 50m3/day) and other industries

 

S.No.

Category

 of area

 

 

 

Ground water use

Rate of Water Conservation Fee(Rs. per m3/day) based on quantum of ground water withdrawal

< 200 m3/day

200 to <1000 m3/day

1000 to

<5000 m3/day

5000 m3/day and above

1.

Safe

1.00

2.00

3.00

5.00

2.

Semi-critical

2.00

3.00

5.00

8.00

3.

Critical

4.00

6.00

8.00

10.00

4.

Over-exploited

6.00

         10.00

16.00

20.00

 

4.         Mining/ infrastructure dewatering projects

 

S.No.

Category

 of area

 

 

Ground water use

 Rate of Water Conservation Fee (Rs. per m3/day) 

< 200 m3/day

200 to <1000 m3/day

1000 to

<5000 m3/day

5000 m3/day and above

1.

Safe

1.00

2.00

2.50

3.00

2.

Semi-critical

2.00

2.50

3.00

4.00

3.

Critical

3.00

4.00

5.00

6.00

4.

Over-exploited

4.00

5.00

6.00

7.00

 

ANNEXURE - II

CATEGORIZATION OF BLOCKS/ MANDALS/ TALUKS IN INDIA (2013)

 

Sl.No.

States / Union Territories

Total No. of Assessed Units

Safe

Semi-critical

Critical

Over-exploited

Nos.

Nos.

Nos.

Nos.

States

         

1

Andhra Pradesh

670

497

54

17

61

2

Arunachal Pradesh

11

11

0

0

0

3

Assam

27

27

0

0

0

4

Bihar

534

520

14

0

0

5

Chhattisgarh

146

125

18

2

1

6

Delhi

27

5

7

0

15

7

Goa

12

12

0

0

0

8

Gujarat

223

175

9

6

23

9

Haryana

119

30

11

14

64

10

Himachal Pradesh

8

6

0

1

1

11

Jammu & Kashmir

22

22

0

0

0

12

Jharkhand

260

244

10

2

4

13

Karnataka

176

98

21

14

43

14

Kerala

152

131

18

2

1

15

Madhya Pradesh

313

228

58

2

25

16

Maharashtra

353

324

19

1

9

17

Manipur

9

9

0

0

0

18

Meghalaya

11

11

0

0

0

19

Mizoram

22

22

0

0

0

20

Nagaland

11

11

0

0

0

21

Odisha

314

308

0

0

0

22

Punjab

138

26

3

4

105

23

Rajasthan

248

44

28

9

164

24

Sikkim

-

-

-

-

-

25

Tamil Nadu

1139

429

212

105

358

26

Telangana

443

311

74

12

46

27

Tripura

39

39

0

0

0

28

Uttar Pradesh

820

603

45

59

113

29

Uttarakhand

18

16

1

1

0

30

West Bengal

268

191

76

1

0

 

Total (States)

6533

4475

678

252

1033

 

Union Territories

         

1

Andaman & Nicobar

34

34

0

0

0

2

Chandigarh

1

1

0

0

0

3

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

1

1

0

0

0

4

Daman & Diu

2

1

0

1

0

5

Lakshadweep

9

6

3

0

0

6

Puducherry

4

2

0

0

1

 

Total (UTs)

51

45

3

1

1

 

Grand Total

6584

4520

681

253

1034

 

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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