Punjab Government publishes the Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Act, 2020

Feb 14, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Governor of Punjab on February 12, 2020, has published the Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Act, 2020, for the management and regulation of water resources of the State for ensuring the judicious, equitable and sustainable utilization and management thereof, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. It will extend to the whole of the State of Punjab.

This Act includes the Establishment and incorporation of Authority; Qualification for appointment of Chairperson and other Members; Constitution and functions of Selection Committee; Term of office salary and allowances and other conditions of service of Chairperson and Members of the Authority; Removal of Chairperson or Member of Authority; Proceedings of Authority; Advisory Committee; Punjab State Council for Water Management and Development; Integrated State Water Plan; Powers to issue directions and impose restrictions; Exemption from ban on extraction of groundwater; Power of Authority to appoint enquiry office; Punishment for contravention etc.

It will come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint (February 12, 2020).

[Notification No.2-Leg./2020]


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