Shimla, Oct. 23
The whole area of Himachal Pradesh has been notified for control of regulating the extraction of groundwater extraction in any form with effect from 19 November 2019 and beyond this date, no groundwater extraction in any form is allowed without proper permission of the HP Ground Water Authority, informed a Spokesperson of the Jal Shakti Department here today.
The existing groundwater abstraction structures for domestic irrigation, commercial and industrial purposes, constructed in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh are now also required to be registered.
He said that all the existing users of groundwater in Himachal Pradesh are advised to submit their online applications for ‘Certificate of Registration’ through www.emerginghimachal.hp.gov.in portal of HP Ground Water Authority on or before 31st December 2020.
He added that this portal beyond be deactivated on 31st December 2020 and no application would be entertained after this date. He said that appropriate action would be taker under the HP Ground Water (Regulation and Control of Development and Management) Act, 2005 and rules 2007 against the users of unauthorized existing tube wells, borewells, and energized handpumps not registered with the HP Ground Water Authority Shimla.