Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding unabated over-exploitation of groundwater for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes, Maharashtra, 11/01/2016

  • 11/01/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Asim Sarode & Others Vs District Collector Nanded & Others dated 11/01/2016 regarding environmental concern faced by residents of more than 12 districts in the State of Maharashtra due to contaminated ground water in terms of increased level of fluorides and supply thereof. The Applicants submit that the increasing contamination of groundwater in vast tracks in the State of Maharashtra due to unabated over-exploitation of groundwater for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes is resulting into increase in concentration of the fluorides in the groundwater.

NGT directs the CGWB and MPCB to jointly prepare a list of industries and infrastructure projects which require NOC/permission of CGWA within a period of four weeks and publish such list on their websites directing the industries to apply for necessary permission from the CGWA within next four weeks. These Applications shall be considered and disposed on merits by the CGWA within four weeks thereafter. 

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