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Central Ground Water Authority NOC for Industries

Central Ground Water Authority NOC for Industries

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Dated: 24.05.2021

Central Ground Water Authority NOC in India for Industries

Infrastructure projects and industries/ mines and water supply agencies

An indicative list of infrastructure projects to be considered under this category is given in Annexure II. NOC for ground water withdrawal for drinking and domestic purpose only for infrastructure projects/ industry/ mines and water supply agencies will be granted based on the following conditions:

  1. Application for NOC shall be accompanied by the following documents:
  2. Approval letter from the State Government Agency for the project (Consent to establish).
  3. Referral letter from statutory bodies viz. Ministry of Environment, Forests& Climate Change (MoEF&CC) or State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) or State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) or State Level Environment impact Assessment Authority (SLEIAA) or Urban/ Rural Development Authority where MoEF&CC/ SPCB/ SEAC/ SLEIAA do not issue referral letter
  4. A copy of completion certificate issued by the competent authority
  5. Approved plan of water supply in case of water supply agency
  6. Details of water requirement computed as per CPHEEO norms (Annexure III), taking into account recycling/ reuse of treated water
  7. Certificate of non availability of water from the concerned water supply agency in case of infrastructure project/ industry/ mine
  8. A schematic diagram (Flow Diagram) showing details of source-wise water availability including quantum being/to be provided by public water supply agency, water requirement and recycled water use at each stage for new projects
  9. The Applicant shall undertake roof top rain water harvesting in the premises within 90 days of grant of NOC and shall confirm to the Authorized Officer for verification. Alternatively, the applicant will have to pay Water Conservation Fee in the State Governments Head of Account (Refer Section 2.5). Government infrastructure projects will be exempted from payment of Water Conservation Fee
  10. Installation of digital water meter with telemetry in the abstraction structure(s) is mandatory and confirmation of the same shall be given to the authorized officer within 90 days of grant of NOC. Monthly water meter reading shall be recorded and annual reports of extraction submitted to the authorized officer. The server will be maintained by the Supplier of the instrument and access will be provided to CGWA
  11. Construction of piezometers and installation of digital water level recorders with telemetry shall be mandatory for projects requiring ground water in excess of 500 m3 /day in Safe and Semi Critical areas and 200 m3 /day in Critical and Overexploited areas. Depth and zone tapped of piezometer should be commensurate with that of the pumping well. This data shall be made available on annual basis to Regional Office of CGWB. The server will be maintained by the Supplier of the instrument and access will be provided to CGWA
  12. In case an infrastructure project is located in CRZ area, the relevant provisions of CRZ act shall be applicable, in addition to the conditions stipulated by CGWA
  13. The NOC shall be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue or till such time public water supply is provided to the household, whichever is earlier
  14. The proponent/ authorised representative of the occupants of the infrastructure project shall apply for renewal of NOC at least 90 days prior to expiry of its validity
  15. All industries shall be required to mandatorily implement artificial recharge measures as per norms given below
Category Quantum of recharge (as percentage of ground water withdrawal)
Safe75%
Semi-critical90%
Critical100%
Over-exploited200%
TABLE
  • In cases where the project is located in CRZ area, the relevant provisions of CRZ act shall be applicable, in addition to the conditions stipulated by CGWA
  • NOC shall be valid for a period of 2 years from the date of issuance (in case of Non-notified Areas/ Safe/ Semi-Critical and Critical areas)
  • All industries abstracting ground water > 500 m3 /day in Safe and semi-critical and > 200 m 3 /day critical and over-exploited assessment units shall be required to undertake Annual Water Audit (Annexure V) through CII, FICCI , NPC and certified auditors and submit report of the same to Regional Office of CGWB (in case of Non-notified Areas/ Safe/ Semi-Critical and Critical areas)
  • Grant of NOCs to new and existing food parks/ agro based industries in notified areas will be considered based on the conditions enlisted below:
  • The concurrence of Ministry of Food Processing Industries is mandatory for establishing of Food Parks/ Agro Industries
  • There must be food processing units for low water consuming crops and not for high water consuming crops in the Food Parks/ Agro Industries, thereby saving in ground water withdrawal
  • No high water consuming industries/ units should be allowed within the Food Parks/ Agro industries. However, food processing unit products such as starch and glucose would be permitted
  • The Food Parks/ Agro Industries shall submit a detail report duly approved by the State Agriculture Department on the quantity of ground water to be saved through the proposed change in cropping pattern in the same assessment unit
  • Assurance/ undertaking from the Panchayat or local governing body regarding change in cropping pattern by the farmers in the same assessment unit would be submitted while applying for NOC
  • The Food Parks/ Agro Industries shall submit their applications to the concerned Authorized Officer
  • The net annual ground water saving due to such proposed change in cropping pattern should be more than 30%, as per the assessment of the State Agriculture Department
  • Other conditions as applicable for grant of NOC to industries will remain the same

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List of States not regulated under CGWA Implementation as on 24/05/2021

States / UTs Not Regulated by CGWA
In following States / UTs, regulation of groundwater development and management is being done through constitution of State Ground Water Authority or government orders. CGWA does not Issues NOC for Groundwater Withdrawal in these States / UTs

  1. Andhra Pradesh (CGWA Issues NOC to Abstract Groundwater for Mining only. One can apply online on this portal)
  2. Goa
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Jammu & Kashmir & Ladakh
  5. Karnataka
  6. Kerala
  7. NCT Delhi
  8. Tamil Nadu
  9. Telangana (CGWA Issues NOC to Abstract Groundwater for Mining only. One can apply online on this portal)
  10. West Bengal
  11. Chandigarh UT
  12. Puducherry
  13. Lakshadweep
  14. Punjab
  15. Uttar Pradesh
  16. Haryana

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