Bihar, UP move to check misuse of groundwater

the Bihar Groundwater (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Legislation, 2006, has been recently approved by the state assembly during its winter session. Another water-endowed state, Uttar Pradesh, is expected to follow. It has prepared a bill on the same lines. They also plan to ban boring without permission in regions where there has been a rapid depletion in the groundwater table.

Under the provisions of the Bihar act, a groundwater authority under a senior officer will regulate exploitation of groundwater resources, while the Central Ground Water Authority (cgwa) will help the state government in identifying overexploited areas and create

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