Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) NOC for Tube Wells/water boring

Basic Package

20000 + Govt. Expenses

For Water Usage less than 500 KLD (Kilo lItre per day)

  • Document Collection as per CGWA Checklist
  • Application Drafting
  • Technical Proposal For Rain Water Harvesting
  • Application Submission 
  • Follow ups with CGWA
  • Delivery of NOC from CGWA 

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Gold Package

25000 + Govt. Expenses

For Water Usage more than 500 KLD (Kilo lItre per day)

  • Document Collection
  • Application Drafting
  • Details if ETP/STP (if required)
  • Technical Proposal For Rain Water Harvesting
  • Preparation of Hydro-Geological Report (extra charges Rs.50,000)
  • Application Submission
  • Follow ups with CGWA
  • Delivery of NOC from CGWA 

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Water Boring/Tube Well NOC from Central Ground Water Authority

Central Ground Water Authority has been constituted under section 3 (3) of the Environment (protection) Act, 1986 to regulate and control development and management of ground water resources in the country.

Powers & Functions of Central Ground Water Authority:

The Authority has been conferred with the following powers:
(i)   Exercise of powers under section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for issuing directions and taking such measures in respect of all the matters referred to in sub-section (2) of section 3 of the said Act.
(ii)  To resort to penal provisions contained in sections 15 to 21 of the said Act.
(iii) To regulate and control, management and development of ground water in the country and to issue necessary regulatory directions for the purpose.
(iv) Exercise of powers under section 4 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for the appointment of officers.

Regulatory Measures:

  • The Central Ground Water Authority is regulating withdrawal of ground water by industries/ projects in 802 over-exploited and 169 critical assessment units. List of these critical areas has been circulated to the State Pollution Control Boards and Ministry of Environment & Forests which refer the new industries/ projects to CGWB for obtaining permission.

  • CGWA has notified 162 critical/ overexploited areas in parts of NCT Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, UT of Puducherry and UT of Diu for control and regulation of development of ground water resources. For enforcement of the regulatory measures in these areas, concerned Deputy Commissioners/ District Magistrates have been directed under section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to regulate ground water development in these notified areas.

  • Construction of new ground water structures is prohibited in the notified areas. Permission of drilling tube wells is being granted only to the govt. Agencies responsible for drinking water supply.

Ground Water Legislation:

To enable the States to enact Ground Water Legislation, a Model Bill to Regulate and Control Development of Ground Water has been circulated by the Ministry of Water Resources to all the States/UTs. So far the states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry have enacted and implemented ground water legislation.

NOC to Abstract Ground Water (NOCAP)

Central Ground Water Board gives NOC to applicants after carefully examining the documents submitted by the applicant. The online application submission process is called NOCAP (NOC to Abstract Ground Water)

Notified Areas

Notified areas are those blocks / talukas / mandals / areas which have been notified under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 by Central Ground Water Authority for regulation of ground water development and management. In notified areas abstraction of ground water is not permissible for any purpose other than drinking and domestic use. CGWA in exercise of powers under section 4 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 has appointed Officer-in Charge of revenue district (District Collector / Deputy Commissioner / District Magistrate) as Authorised Officers for notified areas falling in concerned revenue district. In notified areas, issues pertaining to granting of NOC for ground water withdrawal, checking violation and taking penal action like sealing of tube wells, Initiating of prosecution against violators etc. is to be dealt by the Authorised Officer.

List of Notified Areas 

Non – Notified Areas

The Blocks / Talukas / Mandals / areas, other than notified by CGWA for regulation of ground water development and management are non-notified areas. In these areas CGWA issues NOC to industrial / infrastructural / mining projects for groundwater withdrawal as per the guidelines/Criteria for evaluation of proposals/requests for ground water abstraction.

List of Non – Notified Areas

List of Categories for NOC

  • Industrial Water Boring NOC

  • Infrastructure Water Boring NOC

  • Mining Water Boring NOC

States Not Regulated By Central Ground Water Authority

S.No

States / UTs Name

Contact Address

1

Andhra Pradesh

Commissioner, 
Rural Development Department,
Government of Andhra Pradesh, 
Hermitage Building, Adarshnagar, 
Hyderabad – 500004.
Tele No.: 040-23296799;
Fax: 040-23296799
Email comm_rd@gov.in

2

Goa

Chief Engineer (Water Resources) 
Department of Water Resources, 
Sinchai Bhawan, Alto Porvorim Bardez 
Goa - 403521
Tele No.: 0832-2413046 ;
Fax No.: 0832-2412047
Email ce-wrd.goa@nic.in 

3

Himachal Pradesh

Member Secretary,
Himachal Pradesh Groundwater Authority,
P & I –II Unit, I&PH Department, 
Jal Bhawan Kasumpti, Shimla- 171009
Tele No.: 0177-2625478, 
Email hpirrig@snacharnet.in 

4

Jammu & Kashmir

Chairperson, 
Jammu & Kashmir State Water Resources Regulatory Authority
(Winter Office November –April) : 
Asoka Nagar, Satwari, Jammu 180004
Tele No. : 0191 – 2458845 ;
Fax No.: 0191-2458930
(Summer Office May –October) : 
Syed Chowk, Brein Nishat, Srinagar – 191121
Tele No.:0194-2461829 ; 
Fax No.: 0194-2461867
Email swrrajk@gmail.com 

5

Karnataka

Member Secretary, 
Karnataka Ground Water Authority, 
Khanija Bhawan, Race Course Road, 
Bangalore 560001.
Tele No.: 080-22269632 ; 
Email dir-dmg-ka@nic.in 

6

Kerala

Member Secretary, 
Kerala Ground Water Authority, 
Jalavignana Bhavan, Ambalamukku, 
Triruvananthapuram – 695005 ; 
Tele No.: 0471-2434098 ; 
Email gwdkerala@gmail.com 

7

NCT Delhi (through Govt. Orders)

Deputy Commissioner
(Each of 9 Revenue Areas of NCT Delhi) 
Government of NCT Delhi.

8

Tamil Nadu (through Govt. Orders)

Chief Engineer, 
State Ground and Surface Water Resources Data Centre, 
Tharamani, Chennai – 600113
Tele No.: 044-22541527; 22542223; 
Fax No.: 044-22541368 
Email: cegwchn@gmail.com and cegwchennai@gmail.com 

9

Telangana

Commissioner, 
Rural Development Department, 
Government of Telangana, 
D No 1-3-1028, DWCRA Building, 
Lower Tank Road, Hyderabad – 500080.
Tele No.: 040-27650041;
Fax No.: 040 -27650042; 
Email: crd.telangana@gmail.com 

10

West Bengal

Director,
State Water Investigation Directorate,
ICMARD Building, Block No14/2, Scheme –VIII(M), 
5th Floor, Ultadanga, Kolkatta – 700067
Tele No.: 033-23567546 /48 /49 ;
Fax No.: 033-23567547
Email: pbwbadmip@gmail.com 

11

Chandigarh (through bye-laws)

Finance Secretary, 
UT Secretariat, 
Sector -9, Chandigarh - 160009
Tele No.: 0172-2740017;
Email: fs-chd@nic.in

12

Puducherry

Member Secretary, 
Puducherry Ground Water Authority,
No.15, 3rd Cross Street (extension)
Mariamman Nagar, Karamanikupam,
Puducherry – 605004
Tele No.: 0413-2204034 
Email: secyfy.pon@nic.in

13

Lakshadweep

Administrator, 
UT of Lakshadweep, 
Kavaratti – 682055
Tele No. : 0496-262255, 262497 ;
Fax No. : 0496-262184 
Email: lk-admin@nic.in

Documents required for CGWA NOC for Industrial Usage

 

Documents Required for Industrial Project

S.No.

Documents

Withdrawal upto 10 KLD

Withdrawal more than 10 KLD

Withdrawal more than 500 KLD

1

Consent to operate/establish/approval letter from statutory bodies viz Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) or State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) or State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) or State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SLEIAA)/.{As per Application form Sl. No. 6}

Yes

Yes

Yes

2

Site Plan with location map.{As per Application form Sl. No. 1(ii)}.

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

Flow Chart showing details of water requirement and recycled water use at each stage only for ground water withdrawal. {As per Application form Sl. No. 2(ii), (iii)}(Sample flow chart is attached).

No

Details to be submitted in Tabular format

Yes

4

Certificate of water availability/non availability from government water supplying agency.{As per Application form Sl. No. 1(vii)}

NO (only self declaration to be given)

Yes

Yes

5

Proposal for rainwater harvesting / artificial recharge as per the “Guidelines / Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals / Requests for Ground Water Abstraction (with effect from 16.11.2015)” . In case, the water harvesting / artificial recharge structure is proposed to be constructed outside the area of the industry, NOC is required from that agency/ authority where the structure is proposed. Dimension of pond should mention in NOC.{As per Application form Sl. No. 5}.

NO (only Roof top rainwater harvesting Design is required)

Yes

Yes

6

Computation of water requirement as per CPHEEO norms and taking into account of recycle / reuse of treated water as per Annexure.{As per Application form Sl. No.2}

Yes

Yes

Yes

7

Comprehensive report on groundwater conditions in and around 5 km of the areas required if the industry extracts groundwater 500 m3/day or more. {As per Application form Sl. No.4}.

No

No

Yes

8

Ground water quality report of all existing tube wells may be done through government approved lab.. {As per Application form Sl. No. 3(a)}

Yes

Yes

Yes

9

Authorisation letter from firm.

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Documents required for CGWA NOC for Infrastructure Projects

Documents Required for Infrastructure Project

S.No.

Documents

Withdrawal upto 10 KLD

Withdrawal more than 10 KLD

Withdrawal more than 500 KLD

1

Consent to operate/establish/Approval letter from statutory bodies viz Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoE F) 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/ SPCB/SEAC/SLEIAA does not issue referral letter.{As per Application form Sl. No. 9}.

Yes

Yes

Yes

2

Site Plan and location map.{As per Application form Sl. No. 1(ii)}

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

Flow Chart showing details of water requirement and recycled water use at each stage only for ground water withdrawal.{As per Application form Sl. No. 3(ii), (iii)}(Sample flow chart is attached).

No

Details to be submitted in Tabular format

Yes

4

Certificate of water availability/non availability from government water supplying agency.{As per Application form Sl. No. 1(vi)}

NO (only self declaration to be given)

Yes

Yes

5

Proposal for rainwater harvesting / artificial recharge as per the “Guidelines / Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals / Requests for Ground Water Abstraction (with effect from 16.11.2015)”.{As per Application form Sl. No. 8}.

NO (only Roof top rainwater harvesting Design is required)

Yes

Yes

6

Computation of water requirement as per CPHEEO norms and taking into account of recycle / reuse of treated water as per Annexure.{As per Application form Sl. No.2}

Yes

Yes

Yes

7

Comprehensive report on groundwater conditions in and around 5 km of the areas required if the industry extracts groundwater 500 m3/day or more.{As per Application form Sl. No.7}.

NO

No

Yes

8

Ground water quality report of all existing tube wells may be done through government approved lab.{As per Application form Sl. No.6(a)}

Yes

Yes

Yes

9

Authorisation letter from firm.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Documents Required for CGWA NOC for Mining Projects

Documents Required for Mining Project

S.No.

Documents

Withdrawal upto 10 KLD

Withdrawal more than 10 KLD

1

TOR/EC/Approval letter from statutory bodies viz Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) or State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) or State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) or State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SLEIAA).{As per Application form Sl. No.21}.

Yes

Yes

2

Approved Mine Plan as per approving authority.{As per Application form Sl. No.3}.

Yes

Yes

3

Ground water quality report of all existing tube wells may be done through government approved lab.{As per Application form Sl. No.17(e)}.

Yes

Yes

4

Authorization letter from firm

Yes

Yes

5

Comprehensive report on groundwater conditions in and around 5 km of the area {As per Application form Sl. No.19} The report should include -

a).

Map showing location of groundwater regime monitoring wells.{As per Application form Sl. No.17}

b).

Flow Chart showing details of water requirement and recycled water use at each stage. {As per Application form Sl. No.14} (Sample flow chart is attached).

c).

Proposal for rainwater harvesting / artificial recharge. {As per Application form Sl. No.20}

No

Yes

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