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UP Cabinet approves Ground Water Act-2020 to improve ground water levels


UP Cabinet approves Ground Water Act-2020 to improve ground water levels
 

The UP govt has given its approval to the Ground Water Act-2020 on February 11, 2020 to improve the falling groundwater level in the state.

The Ground Water Act makes registration mandatory for installing submersible pumps. An online registration facility has been made available for the same.

Farmers & domestic users need not pay fees to use the pumps.

It is essential to monitor the ground water activities in India because, according to Parliament Committee Report, 2016 around 9 states in India has used 90% of their ground water without leaving a chance of recharging.

Source: Jagran Josh



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