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NGT Directs Noida builders To Pay for illegal Commercial borewells

According to reports of CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board), Noida Magistrate, and UPPCB, 33 developers had installed illegal commercial borewells without asking authorities (NGT). 

Noida: The NGT (National Green Tribunal) has ordered the concerned authorities to seal or stop all illegal commercial borewells in Noida. NGT also directed the builders or developers to pay a compensation of 0.5% of the project cost. 

The green panel assigned a petition, and in this hearing. It was found that 40 builders in Noida illegally extracted groundwater and did illegal commercial borewells.  

AK Goel said

Unregulated extraction of groundwater and illegal borewell may be a danger to the environment and violate Supreme Court orders. A bench of Chairperson AK Goel said.

The bench was also consisting expert member A Senthil Vel and Justice Sudhir Agarwal. They said regulation of groundwater extraction is important for the environment and is needed for conservation; we have to ensure adequate renewal. 

The bench esteemed the reports of a joint committee that showed that 33 builders had installed about 25 illegal commercial borewells in Noida

According to the reports, the bench said it needs to be confirmed whether the groundwater extraction dimension is according to rules and regulations or whether the condition for renewal is followed.  

The bench said the unfavorable inference was drawn against the remaining builders. 

NGT (National Green Tribunal) Issue Orders 

NGT said we had allowed the builders to show permission for groundwater extraction and replenishment.   

National Green Tribunal said we issue orders for sealing or stop all illegal operating commercial borewells. Also, for the revenue recovery for illegal groundwater extraction in Noida. 

The compensation of floor-level or interim can be equal to at least 0.5% of the project cost. The tribunal added in the statement. 

NGT Directed Builders For Compensation 

NGT had directed the builders to pay the compensation for the illegal borewell within a month. The tribunal  also said the district magistrate authorities are liable to take strict measures. 

The final amount has to be judged by a joint committee. It consisting of a representative of the UPPCB, the district magistrate, and the regional director of the Central Ground Water Board (Northern Region), NGT added.

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Also, NGT said the committee might inspect the remaining projects, and it could take the same course of action against the illegal borewell. 

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