The West Bengal groundwater resources (management, control and regulation) act (2005)

The act aims to manage, control and regulate indiscriminate extraction of ground water in West Bengal

This document from the International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) site is divided into the following sections:

  1. Short title, extent and commencement
  2. Definitions
  3. Establishment of state level authority
  4. Establishment of district level authority
  5. Establishment of corporation level authority
  6. Powers and duties of state level authority
  7. Sinking of wells for extracting or using ground water on and from date of coming into force of Act
  8. Extracting or using ground water before date of coming into force of Act
  9. Powers and functions of District or Corporation Level Authority
  10. Authorization by State Level Authority for enforcement of the provisions of the Act
  11. Service of orders etc
  12. Delegation of powers and duties
  13. Members and employees of State Level Authority, District Level Authority, Corporation Level Authority to be public servants.
  14. Protection of action taken in good faith
  15. Cognizance and trial of offence
  16. Offences and penalties
  17. Compounding of offences
  18. Offences and companies
  19. Appeal
  20. Power to make rules
  21. Act to have overriding effect
  22. Power to remove difficulties

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