• Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA)

About the Department:

Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) was constituted under sub-section (3) of Section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, for the regulation and control of Groundwater Development and Management in the Country. It is constituted to regulate and control, manage and development of Groundwater in the Country and issue necessary regulatory directions for the purpose.

Following are the states that are not covered under CGWA:-

States / UTs Not Regulated by CGWA

In following States / UTs, regulation of groundwater development and management is being done through constitution of State Ground Water Authority or government orders. CGWA does not Issues NOC for Groundwater Withdrawal in these States / UTs. For issue of NOC in these States/UTs, you may contact at address given below.

S.No States / UTs Name Contact Address
1 Andhra Pradesh Commissioner,
Rural Development Department,
Government of Andhra Pradesh,
Hermitage Building, Adarshnagar,
Hyderabad – 500004.
Website :
Tele No.: 040-23296799;
Fax: 040-23296799
Email co*****@go*.in
2 Goa Chief Engineer (Water Resources)
Department of Water Resources,
Sinchai Bhawan, Alto Porvorim Bardez
Goa – 403521
Website :
Tele No.: 0832-2413046 ;
Fax No.: 0832-2412047
Email ce********@ni*.in
3 Himachal Pradesh Member Secretary,
Himachal Pradesh Groundwater Authority,
P & I –II Unit, I&PH Department,
Jal Bhawan Kasumpti, Shimla- 171009
Tele No.: 0177-2625478,
Email hp*****@sn********.in
4 Jammu & Kashmir Chairperson,
Jammu & Kashmir State Water Resources Regulatory Authority
(Winter Office November –April) :
Asoka Nagar, Satwari, Jammu 180004
Tele No. : 0191 – 2458845 ;
Fax No.: 0191-2458930
(Summer Office May –October) :
Syed Chowk, Brein Nishat, Srinagar – 191121
Tele No.:0194-2461829 ;
Fax No.: 0194-2461867
Email sw*****@gm***.com
5 Karnataka Member Secretary,
Karnataka Ground Water Authority,
Khanija Bhawan, Race Course Road,
Bangalore 560001.
Website :
Tele No.: 080-22269632 ;
Email di********@ni*.in
6 Kerala Member Secretary,
Kerala Ground Water Authority,
Jalavignana Bhavan, Ambalamukku,
Triruvananthapuram – 695005 ;
Tele No.: 0471-2434098 ;
Email gw*******@gm***.com
7 NCT Delhi (through Govt. Orders) Deputy Commissioner
(Each of 9 Revenue Areas of NCT Delhi)
Government of NCT Delhi.
8 Tamil Nadu (through Govt. Orders) Chief Engineer,
State Ground and Surface Water Resources Data Centre,
Tharamani, Chennai – 600113
Tele No.: 044-22541527; 22542223;
Fax No.: 044-22541368
Email: ce*****@gm***.com and ce*********@gm***.com
9 Telangana Commissioner,
Rural Development Department,
Government of Telangana,
D No 1-3-1028, DWCRA Building,
Lower Tank Road, Hyderabad – 500080.
Website :
Tele No.: 040-27650041;
Fax No.: 040 -27650042;
Email: cr***********@gm***.com
10 West Bengal Director,
State Water Investigation Directorate,
ICMARD Building, Block No14/2, Scheme –VIII(M),
5th Floor, Ultadanga, Kolkatta – 700067
Website :
Tele No.: 033-23567546 /48 /49 ;
Fax No.: 033-23567547
Email: pb*******@gm***.com
11 Chandigarh (through bye-laws) Finance Secretary,
UT Secretariat,
Sector -9, Chandigarh – 160009
Tele No.: 0172-2740017;
Email: fs****@ni*.in
12 Puducherry Member Secretary,
Puducherry Ground Water Authority,
No.15, 3rd Cross Street (extension)
Mariamman Nagar, Karamanikupam,
Puducherry – 605004
Tele No.: 0413-2204034
Email: se********@ni*.in
13 Lakshadweep Administrator,
UT of Lakshadweep,
Kavaratti – 682055,
Tele No. : 0496-262255, 262497;
Fax No. : 0496-262184
Email: lk******@ni*.in
14 Punjab The Secretary,
Punjab water Regulation and Development Authority,
SCO 149-152, 3rd floor Sector 17C,
Chandigarh – 160017
Website :
Tele No. : ;
Fax No. :
Email: ch***************@pu****.in
15 Uttar Pradesh The Member Secretary,
Uttar Pradesh State Ground Water Management & Regulatory Authority,
Ground Water Department, UP, ,br/> 9th Floor, Indira Bhawan
Ashok Marg, Lucknow – 226001
Website :
GWD, UP Web site:
Tele No. : 0522-2286481, 2287068 ;
Fax No. :
16 Haryana The Chief Technical Officer,
Haryana Water Resources Authority,
Sinchai Bhawan, Sector 5, Panchkula, Haryana 134109
Website :
Tele No. : 097794-79679
Email: ct******@gm***.com

Guidelines of CGWA

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Provision of Penalty

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  • Uttar Pradesh Groundwater Department (UPGWD) 

About UPGWD- 

In 1975, a separate department was established for the planned use, management, research, and exploration of groundwater sources in Uttar Pradesh which later in the year 1983 was renamed to ‘Ground Water Department’.

The main objective for establishing this department is to issue guidelines for research, management, and planning related to Ground Water Resources in the state and conduct study, assessment, planning, and development programs for Ground Water.

UPGWD issued its guidelines for issuance of Ground water withdrawal NOC dated 20th September 2020.


  • To ensure regulated exploitation and optimum & judicious use of ground resources.
  • To initiate a National program of aquifer mapping and aquifer-based management in the state in a planned way for overall groundwater management.
  • To implement a groundwater recharge program on a large scale in an integrated manner and to bring over-exploited/critical blocks into the safe category in a time-bound manner.
  • To effectively implement conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater.
  • To promote efficient methods of water use in stressed areas.
  • To prioritize the river basin/watershed approach in groundwater management planning and conservation.
  • To identify polluted groundwater areas to ensure safe drinking water supplies.
  • To implement groundwater conservation and recharging programs by the concerned departments through a participatory management approach in a coordinated and integrated manner.
  • To make provisions of effective legal structures for groundwater management.

UPGWD Guidelines

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  •  Haryana Water Resources Authority (HWRA)

About HWRA-

The Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Regulation and Management) Authority has been constituted under The Haryana Water Resources (Conservation, Management and Regulation) Act 2020. The Authority must achieve a sustainable water resources regimen with short-term and long-term perspectives. The Authority exercises jurisdiction in the State of Haryana over Ground Water and Surface Water, further committing to judicious, equitable, and efficient use of water.

Objectives of HWRA :

To enact an appropriate law to provide for protecting, conserving, controlling, and regulating the usage of water in the State so that the water regimen becomes sustainable both quantitatively and qualitatively, especially in stressed areas.

Guidelines of HWRA:

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  •  Punjab Water Resources and Development Authority (PWRDA) 

About PWRDA – 

The Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority aims to manage and regulate water usage in the state so as to achieve sustainable management of groundwater balanced with the requirements of the livelihoods of people in the State.

The conservation of water is to be mandated for all users of groundwater by encouraging them to undertake, at their own cost, water conservation measures that will help to achieve the set target for conservation for each zone in the State.

In case the Water Users are not able to execute water conservation measures to meet their target, then they shall not be given the water credits to that extent, and they shall be liable to pay this amount to the Authority as part of their groundwater usage charges. A portion of the Groundwater Charges received will be utilized by the Authority for implementing Water Conservation Schemes to be framed by the Government and executed by the concerned Departments or Public Agencies nominated by Government. 

Objectives of PWRDA- 

The objective shall be to ensure exemplary water conservation to meet the targets set for each user in the State.

Guidelines of PWRDA

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  • Other States (list of States)


  • Analysis of Conditions of NOC of groundwater withdrawal issued by Center/ State groundwater authority, as applicable.
  • Suggest the most appropriate and economical method for implementing desired instruments, tests, reports, and infrastructure in accordance with the issued NOC.
  • Submission of the self-compliance report and advice about the record maintenance.
  • Turn key solutions of Rainwater Harvesting and Artificial Recharge as applicable to the particular type of Industry.