The Ministry of Jal Shakti and the National Green Tribunal first saw that the groundwater level in the country is decreasing day by day. After that, the Ministry of Jal Shakti formed the Ground Water Policy and asked the Central Ground Water Board to implement it state-wide.
The Central Ground Water Board has recently conducted a meeting will the officials of the Bihar Public Health and Engineering Department and asked them to implement the Ground Water Policy as soon as possible. Bihar is now looking forward to implementing this policy.
Now, some of you might be thinking about what happens if the Ground Water Policy will roll out in Bihar.
- The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) must first obtain the NOC before supplying water in urban areas.
- If someone wants to supply water via Tanker, then they also have to obtain the NOC first.
- One will first obtain the NOC if wants to set up an RO Plant or wants to use the groundwater for any commercial purpose.
Ground Water Level is still low in 63 Bihar Blocks
Following a report from Prabhat Khabar, back in 2018, the groundwater level in 103 blocks in Bihar was very low. Well, that would be the prime reason why Chief Minister Nitish Kumar introduced the Jal Jeevan Hariyali Abhiyan in 2018. After Jal Jeevan Hariyali Abhiyan, people use different techniques to improve groundwater levels. The result is now the groundwater level in 40 out of 103 blocks is improved. However, the remaining 63 blocks in 17 districts still have low groundwater levels.
Here is the list of 17 districts in Bihar that has low groundwater level.