Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding withdrawal of groundwater by tankers, Delhi, 31/07/2019

  • 31/07/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Tongad Vs State of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 31/07/2019 regarding illegal drawal of groundwater by tankers in violation of the ban on extraction of ground water without prior permission of the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) and without such tankers being registered with the Delhi Jal Board. Such tankers are operating without registration with a view to avoid regulation which is necessary to check the source from where the water is drawn. The Applicant alleges that 900 water tankers are being operated by the Delhi Jal Board but twice the number is being operated by private unregistered water tankers, without any permission/NoC. Such water tankers are supplying water to various projects.

The application was disposed by NGT as the petition does not present any material particulars in support of the allegation that illegal tankers are operating.