Noida: Why Wasting Water May Land You In Legal Trouble

The Noida Authority has decided to take a strict action against individuals wasting water despite the depleting groundwater level in the city. Those who will be seen sprinkling water on roads, in by-lanes or using water for purposes like washing vehicles will be targeted. They will be issued a notice and environmental compensation will be levied.
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Noida: Why Wasting Water May Land You In Legal Trouble (Representative Image)

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Noida: The depleting groundwater has sparked concerns among the Noida Authority officials. Taking a serious note of the matter, the officials have decided to take legal action against those who would be found wasting water on roads by sprinkling it, or using it for purposes like washing vehicles. These people will be issued a notice and environmental compensation will be levied on them. Meanwhile, the police are trying to sensitise the general public regarding the mindful use of water. They are appealing to people not to indulge in activities that would lead to wastage of groundwater.
“An advisory has been issued where we have appealed to the residents to make the mindful use of water. Basically, it is being done to sensitise people about water wastage, and to encourage them to participate in saving water,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Noida Authority Lokesh M said.
Those who will be found disobeying the rules stated in the advisory, an action will be taken against them under Environment (Protection) Act, added the CEO, quoted by Hindustan Times.
According to data from Gautam Budh Nagar groundwater department, the groundwater level in Noida has dropped by 9.9 metres in the post-monsoon months. In the pre-monsoon months between 2017-2023, it was reduced by 8.5 metres. The plunge in the water level occurred due to limited rainfall and water recharge.
“A numerous groundwater monitoring stations are there in Noida. The rate of groundwater depletion from 2017 to 2023 was recorded at 9.9 metres in the post-monsoon months, which is alarming” said Ankita Rai, hydrologist, groundwater department (Gautam Budh Nagar), quoted by the media report.
She added that in Noida, Aghapur area that falls under Sector 41 of the city, is the worst-affected. The average groundwater depletion rate here is 17 metres. It is followed by Garhi Chaukhandi, which has a depletion rate of 11.5 metres.
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