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Laws and policy city wise

 

LEGISLATION ON RAINWATER HARVESTING

 

New Delhi

  • Since June 2001, the Ministry of Urban affairs and Poverty Alleviation has made rainwater harvesting mandatory in all new buildings with a roof area of more than 100 sq m and in all plots with an area of more than 1000 sq m, that are being developed.
  • The Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has made rainwater harvesting mandatory in all institutions and residential colonies in notified areas (South and southwest Delhi and adjoining areas like Faridabad, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad). This is also applicable to all the buildings in notified areas that have tubewells. The deadline for this was for March 31, 2002.
  • The CGWA has also banned drilling of tubewells in notified areas

Indore

  • Rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory in all new buildings with an area of 250 sq m or more.
  • A rebate of 6 per cent on property tax has been offered as an incentive for implementing rainwater harvesting systems.

Kanpur

  • Rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory in all new buildings with an area of 1000 sq m or more.

Govt order for Rainwater Harvesting in Kanpur

Hyderabad

  • Rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory in all new buildings with an area of 300 sq m or more.
  • Tentative for enforcing this deadline was June 2001.

Government order for all Municipalities in Andhra Pradesh

 

Chennai

  • Rainwater harvesting has been made mandatory in three storied buildings (irrespective of the size of the rooftop area).
  • All new water and sewer connections are provided only after the implementation of rainwater harvesting systems.

Haryana

  • Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has made rainwater harvesting mandatory in all new buildings irrespective of roof area.
  • In the notified areas in Gurgaon town and the adjoining industrial areas all the institutions and residential colonies have been asked to adopt water harvesting by the CGWA. This is also applicable to all the buildings in notified areas having a tubewell, deadline was for March 31, 2002.
  • The CGWA has also banned drilling of tubewells in notified areas.

Rajasthan

  • The state government has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all public and establishments and all properties in plots covering more than 500 sq m in urban areas.

Mumbai

  • The state government has made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all buildings that are being constructed on plots that are more than 1,000 sq m in size.
  • The deadline set for this was October, 2002.
 
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