Draft policy guidelines for clearance of ground water abstraction for various industrial/infrastructure uses (non notified area)

Draft policy guidelines for clearance of ground water abstraction for various industrial/infrastructure uses (non notified area) The recent guidelines for the withdrawal of ground water especially by the industries and infrastructure units focus on a specific part of ground water management viz. ensuring sustainability of ground water both in terms of quantity & quality and on land based management of ground water resource.
The prime objective of formulation of these guidelines for the withdrawal of ground water especially by the industries and infrastructure units is to focus on a specific part of ground water management viz. ensuring sustainability of ground water both in terms of quantity & quality and to focus on land based management of ground water resource. Looking into the variations of availability of water in different climatological regions and diverse hydrogeological conditions in various states, the criteria's for the development and management including the prospects for the management of ground water in various regions are also varying and required to be addressed as area specific.