Notified Area
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.
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Non Notified Area
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.
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