1. Who is required to apply for permission for abstraction of ground water?
Ans.- All industries, infrastructure, mining projects using ground water are required to take permission from HWRA to abstract ground water. Infrastructure Projects include Hospitals / Nursing Home, Educational Institutions / Schools, Restaurants / Hotels / Dhabas, Shopping Malls / Multiplexes, Clubs, Housing Societies etc. To see, categorisation of Blocks in terms of ground water level into Over-exploited, Critical, Semi-critical, & safe categories, please click here
2. Who is exempted to seek permission for abstraction of ground water?
Ans.- Following categories of users/persons shall be exempted from seeking No Objection Certificate for ground water extraction.
i. Individual domestic consumers in both rural and urban areas for drinking water and domestic uses where public water supplies do not exist.
ii. Rural drinking water supply schemes.
iii. Armed Forces Establishments and Central Armed Police Forces establishments in both rural and urban areas.
iv. Agricultural activities.
v. Micro and Small Enterprises drawing ground water less than 10 m3/day. However, such MSME shall get itself registered with the Authority.
3. What is the last date to apply for seeking permission/NOC for abstraction of ground water.
Ans. - Last date for online submission of application for NOC was 15.02.2022 without late fee. However, after 15.02.2022 applicant can apply online on the HWRA portal with late fee of Rs.one lakh in addition to application fee as mentioned in Schedule IV of HWRA guideline vide Notification dated. 10.09.2021. click here to see guidelines.
Micro and Small Enterprises drawing ground water less than 10 m3/day are exempted from application fee, late fee and tariff.
4. How can I get NOC to abstract ground water if I don’t fall under exempted category?
Ans.- There is a portal hwra.org.in. After getting yourself registered, you are required to login to file application online as per your category (Industry/Infrastructure/Mining)
5. How can I get instructions to file application?
Ans.- Rules and Guidelines are available on HWRA portal which gives detailed instructions to file application. To see the Guidelines, click here
6. Are there any fees to be paid with the application?
Ans.- Yes, you are required to pay application fees as per the instructions mentioned on the guidelines.
7. How much time it takes to get the NOC?
Ans.- It takes around one month to process the application and issuance of NOC when application submitted in first instance is complete in all respect and no query/shortcomings/ clarifications communicated to the applicant is pending at its level
8. Am I required to pay any tariff for the use of ground water?
Ans.- Yes, you will be required to pay advance tariff for 90 days based on your ground water demand to get NOC which shall be retained as Security. For the existing industries/projects, tariff shall be applicable with effect from 24.12.2020.
9. Are there any terms and conditions to get NOC?
Ans.- Yes, on every NOC certificate Terms and conditions are printed on it and you are required to comply all Terms and conditions as mentioned in the NOC.
10. Is there any penalty for default of any Terms and conditions or for non-payment of tariff?
Ans.- Yes, there is a provision of penalty. The details of penalty for various omissions have been mentioned in the guidelines.
11. Any documents required for filing the application?
Ans.- Yes, some documents are mandatory to process the application. Documents are
a. ID Proof of applicant individual.
b. Land Ownership.
c. Flow chart of Industrial Process.
d. GW quality Test Report.
e. NOC for non-availability of water supply from water supplying agencies, if required.
f. Valid CTE if project is in establishment stage/valid CTO if project is operational, unless the industry comes under exempted category.
g. Water Balance Chart with quantity of water.
Other Technical Documents -
a. Rainwater Harvesting proposal
b. Impact Assessment Report (In case Ground water requirement exceeds 500 KLD) and industrial project falls in Over Exploited, Critical, & Semi-Critical block,
Additional Document for Infrastructural Projects –
a. Site Plan.
b. Calculation details of water requirement as per NBC norms.
c. Copy of Approval letter of State Government Agency approving the infrastructure development.
d. Completion certificate from the concerned agency for existing infrastructure projects requiring water for commercial use. For detail, click here
12. Which number is to be filled in the link ‘Registration number of Industry’ ?
Ans.- MSME(UDYAM/Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum/HUM ) certificate registration number
Industry registration number issued by the Industries Department /MSME Directorate, Haryana
Factory Licence issued by the Chief Inspector of Factories, Haryana
Certificate of Incorporation number(CIN) issued by the Registrar of Companies
Entrepreneurs Memorandum number issued by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India
(Certificate number of that document is to be mentioned which is provided/uploaded as the proof of MSME/large industry in the application)
13. Which documents are to be provided for the link “Ownership of the Land(Enclose documents of ownership)” ?
Ans.- Any of the following document(Scanned copies) in the name of Applicant:-
1. Land registration deed/Jamabandi
2. Industrial plot allotment letter
3. Change of land use letter
4. Building completion/occupation certificate
5. Upto date valid lease deed duly registered, in case the land has been taken on lease
6. Electricity bill OR water bill issued by the concerned Govt. agency not older than six months on the date of submission of online application
7. Property tax payment receipt not older than one year on the date of submission of online application
14. Which date is to be mentioned in the requirement of “Date of commencement” (a) for the Industries inestablishment stage & yet to start the start the production (b) Industries which are already under production. ?
Ans - (a) For the Industry in establishment stage:
The date when the production will commence.
(b) For the Industry which are already under production:
The date when the production commenced OR the date of issuance of first CTO, whichever is earlier.
15. How fresh water requirement to be mentioned in the application.
Ans - Average daily water requirement is to be mentioned.
Average daily water requirement = Total water consumed (in m3) during operational days÷number of operational days)
16.Upto how much old NOC from water supplying agencies where ground water requirement is 10 m3/day and above, is accepted
NOC from water supplying agencies should not be older than six months from the date of submission of application on HWRA Portal. To see format of NOC, Click Here
17. What is the procedure if ground water requirement is to be changed(increased/decreased) after issuance of NOC/permission letter. Any fee is charged for the same ?
Ans - Applicant has to apply on the Portal with payment of online fee as per the policy.
18. Upto how much old fresh water non availability/partial availability certificate from Water supply Agencies is accepted ?
Ans - Fresh water non availability/partial availability certificate to be obtained from the local Water supply Govt. agencies, should not be older than six months on the date of submission of application
19. Upto how much old Affidavit for fresh water non availability/partial availability certificate from Water Supply Agencies where ground water requirement is less than 10 m3/day, is accepted.
Ans - Affidavit should not be older than three months on the date of submission of application
20. Upto how much old, test report of ground water quality can be accepted ?
Ans - Date of issue of test report should not be older than one year on the date of submission of online application
21. Testing criteria i.e. relevant testing standard i.e. BIS number etc. Which of the tests are to be carried out ?
Ans - Testing is to be done as per BIS standards for drinking water i.e. IS: 10500 (as amended).At the minimum, following tests must be carried out & reported in the Test report:
|Sr. No.||Parameter||Sr. No.||Parameter|
|1||Total Dissolved Solids||8||Calcium|
22. Is one test report required to be submitted irrespective of number of tubewells OR for each tubewell, separate test report is to be deposited ?
Ans - Test report of one tubewell is mandatory
23. What is the procedure for obtaining permission for installing new borewell or closing borewell/s after issuance of NOC.
Ans - Applicant has to apply on the HWRA portal with payment of the prescribed fee.
24. From where annual rainfall data & peak average rainfall data of the concerned area is to be taken ?
Ans- Annual Rainfall data & peak rainfall data may be taken from IMD/CGWA/State Govt. website.
25. Which reference year is to be taken for annual rainfall fall data & peak averagerainfall data of the area where the unit is located ?.
Ans- Normal/average rainfall data of last ten years is to be taken which is available on IMD/CGWA/State Govt. website
26. For designing the capacity & catchment area of rain water recharging structure, peak average rainfall water run off of how much period is to be considered ?
Ans - Peak average rainfall run off for one hour duration is to be taken for calculation & designing of catchment area/capacity of recharge structure. As per the present data, peak average rainfall varies from 15mm to 30mm per hour depending upon area.
27. For designing the capacity of Rain water collection tank, peak rainfall water run off of how much period is to be considered ?
Ans - 50% of the hourly peak average rainfall is to be taken for designing capacity of rain water collection tank.
28. What is saline water
Ans - Water containing TDS above 3000 OR electrical conductivity above 5000 is the saline water
29. How Rain Water Harvesting is to be done in saline water area area ?
Ans - If water level is less than 8 mtrs., then lined collection tank be constructed as per norms for direct use of rain water. If water level is more than 8 mtrs., then recharge proposal to be prepared.
30. What is waterlogged area
Ans - Area where water table is less than 8 meters, is the waterlogged area.
31. How Rain Water Harvesting is to be done in water logged area
Ans - Rain water is to be collected in storage tank(s) & collected water should be re-used in the Industrial activity, domestic use, green belt etc.
32. How the capacity of recharge well is estimated ?
Ans - Maximum intake capacity of recharge well be taken as 75% of the average delivery of borewell in the premises.
33. Guide about the Annual Maintenance schedule of the RWH System
Ans - Annual Maintenance Schedule of RWH system is available on HWRA website.
34. Upto how much old the Impact Assessment report &Socio Economic report can be accepted.
Ans- The data to be provided in the Impact Assessment report should not be more than two years old on the date of submission of application.
35. What are details to be provided alongwith IAR submitted by the Applicant in confirmation that it has actually been prepared by the said Consultant.
Ans - Applicant should provide following with IAR;
1. Valid accreditation certificate of consultant.
2. Confirmation letter duly signed from the Consultant regarding preparing the IAR on behalf of the applicant
3. Contact details of the Consultant viz address, mobile number, e mail id. so that HWRA may get the authenticity of IAR confirmed from him, if required.
36. From where the names & addresses of accredited Consultants can be obtained.
Ans - Names & addresses of the accredited consultants can be obtained from CGWA website.
37. Any proforma for Impact Assessment Report?
Proforma available on HWRA website(Link- Formats )