A P W A L T A

 

(The Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees Act, 2002)

 

The main aim of the APWALTA Act is to promote Water Conservation,  tree cover, regulate over-exploitation of water resources,

 to ensure better use of ground  and surface water and to protect and conserve water resources as well as land and environment.

 

SALIENT FEATURES.

 

·       Registration of all existing bore wells.

·       Regulates digging of new bore wells.

·       Registration and regulation of rigs.

·       Ensure closure other wells which effects the drinking water sources.

·      Regulates the number of wells and distance between wells in the village

   depending on the ground water availability and utilization.

·       Ensures construction of rain water harvesting structures.

·       Ensures sufficient tree cover in private and  public places.

·       Protection of existing surface water bodies.

·       Prevention of pollution of surface and ground water resources.

·       Ensures safe drinking water.

·       Protection of existing trees and improve the green cover in public and private places.

·       Implementation by District level authority under the Chairmanship of the District Collector.

 

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF  “APWALTA”  IN WEST GODAVARI  DISTRICT

 

·                                                      So far 105 Rigs registered.

·                                                      75 rotary rigs are to be registered.

·                                                          Digging of new Bore-wells banned in 31 over exploited villages.

·                                                         250m. distance norm is being followed while giving permission for new wells.

·                                                        Close monitoring of Ground Water levels at Village level.

·                                                      Registration of existing Wells is under progress.

·                                                      Workshops have been conducted for creating awareness on the Act.

Wide publicity was given for creating awareness to the public on APWALTA.