Proposed modified draft of guidelines for evaluation of proposals/requests for ground water abstraction for drinking and domestic purposes in notified areas

The prime objective of the guidelines for the withdrawal of ground water, especially for the industries and infrastructures, is to focus on a specific part of ground water management viz. ensuring sustainability of ground water both in terms of quantity & quality and also focus on land based management of ground water resources, looking into the variations of availability of water in different climatological regions and diverse hydrogeological conditions in various states of the country.