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Legal Instruments Related to Groundwater in India

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Union-level instruments

     
Model Groundwater (Sustainable Management) Act, 2016
 

full text   1024 [KB]

     
Central Ground Water Authority, Guidelines/Criteria for evaluation of proposals/requests for ground water abstraction, 2015
 

full text   225 [KB]

     
Lok Sabha Standing Committee on Water Resources Report on Groundwater, 2011
 

full text   643 [KB]

     
Planning Commission Model Bill for the Conservation, Protection and Regulation of Groundwater, 2011
 

full text   1202 [KB]

     
Model Bill to regulate and control the development and management of ground water, 2005
 

full text   105 [KB]

     
Notification Constituting Central Groundwater Authority, 1997
 

full text   65 [KB]

     
Model Bill to regulate and control the development and management of ground water, 1996
 

full text   93 [KB]

     
Model Bill to regulate and control the development and management of ground water, 1992
 

full text   99 [KB]

     
Indian Easements Act, 1882 (excerpts)
 

full text   53 [KB]

Andhra Pradesh

     
Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees Act and Rules, 2002
 

full text   118 [KB]

     
Andhra Pradesh Ground Water (Regulation for Drinking Water Purposes) Act, 1996
 

full text   299 [KB]

Assam

     
Assam Ground Water Control and Regulation Act, 2012
 

full text   2164 [KB]

Bihar

     
The Bihar Groundwater (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act, 2006
 

full text   3296 [KB]

Chhattisgarh

     
Chhattisgarh Ground Water (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Bill, 2012
 

full text   270 [KB]

Delhi

     
Delhi Groundwater Regulation Direction, 2010
 

full text   1598 [KB]

Goa

     
The Goa Ground Water Regulation Act, 2002
 

full text   122 [KB]

Haryana

     
Haryana State Groundwater Management & Regulation Bill, 2013
 

full text   268 [KB]

     
Haryana Preservation of Subsoil Water Act, 2009
 

full text   343 [KB]

     
Haryana State Groundwater Management and Regulation Bill, 2008
 

full text   101 [KB]

Himachal Pradesh

     
Himachal Pradesh Ground Water (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Rules, 2007
 

full text   338 [KB]

     
The Himachal Pradesh Ground Water (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act, 2005
 

full text   113 [KB]

Karnataka

     
Karnataka Ground Water (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act, 2011
 

full text   338 [KB]

     
The Karnataka Ground Water (Regulation for Protection of Sources of Drinking Water) Act, 1999
 

full text   97 [KB]

Kerala

     
The Kerala Ground Water (Control and Regulation) Act, 2002
 

full text   89 [KB]

Lakshadweep

     
Lakshadweep Ground Water (Development and Control) Regulation, 2001
 

full text   408 [KB]

Maharashtra

     
Maharashtra Groundwater (Development and Management) Act, 2009
 

full text   3034 [KB]

     
Maharashtra Groundwater (Regulation for Drinking Water Purposes) Act, 1993 (repealed)
 

full text   151 [KB]

Odisha

     
Odisha Groundwater (Regulation, Development and Management) Bill, 2011
 

full text   115 [KB]

Puducherry

     
The Pondicherry Ground Water (Control and Regulation) Act, 2002
 

full text   87 [KB]

Punjab

     
Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water Act, 2009
 

full text   100 [KB]

Tamil Nadu

     
Tamil Nadu Municipal Laws and the Chennai Metropolitan Area Groundwater (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2014
 

full text   139 [KB]

     
Tamil Nadu Groundwater (Development and Management) Act, 2003 (repealed)
 

full text   192 [KB]

     
Chennai Metropolitan Area Groundwater (Regulation) Act, 1987
 

full text   1725 [KB]

Uttar Pradesh

     
The Uttar Pradesh Groundwater Conservation, Protection and Development (Management, Control and Regulation) Bill, 2010
 

full text   419 [KB]

West Bengal

     
The West Bengal Ground Water Resources (Management, Control And Regulation) Act, 2005
 

full text   150 [KB]