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Supreme Court to states: File affidavit on implementation of policies for artificially recharging ground water

Source: The Indian Express, Date: January , 2017

The Indian Express, New Delhi, Jan 2017: Supreme Court on Friday directed all state governments to file affidavits within two weeks affirming whether they would implement the Centre’s Master Plan for Artificial Recharge to Ground Water in India, 2013. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana passed the direction after Additional Solicitor General P S Patwalia, appearing for the Centre, said copies of the 2013 Master Plan have been supplied to the states. Patwalia said the issue of ground water harvesting was “important” and the Centre has been circulating various plans from time to time to all states from 2006 onwards. To this, the bench asked the counsel appearing for the states, “Are you going to implement it (Master Plan 2013) or not?” Some of the counsel said “yes” after which the apex court directed all the states to file an affidavit within two weeks.

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