The Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority vide its notification dated 19th November 2020 has decided to provide ad-interim permissions for groundwater extraction to industrial and commercial units in the State under the draft guidelines pending their finalisation. The Authority has published the draft guidelines inviting objections from the public at: www.irrigation.punjab.gov.in and www.punjab.gov.in.
The authority would grant ad-interim permission on the condition that the applicant shall comply with the conditions contained in the draft guidelines. The Applicant shall disclose the details regarding total water requirement, type of water meter required and the means of groundwater level monitoring.
The application form along with required enclosures and specified fees can be sent either by registered post to permissions section, Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority, SCO 149-152, Third Floor, Sector 17C Chandigarh 160017 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. He further said that queries may be made at Phone Number: 8847469231 during office hours on working days or submitted by email to email@example.com.