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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Residents Seek Ban on New Houses

Despite of the fact that the Haryana government has failed to provide adequate water and power to the existing population, the Haryana government continues to indiscriminately release licenses to developers for more projects. Being worried about the severe depletion of groundwater which will in turn lead to environmental and ecological degradation due to mindless and unplanned development. The residents' associations of Gurgaon have moved the Supreme Court, seeking a complete ban on any more residential and commercial projects in Gurgaon and surrounding areas. They have demanded that the state agencies should first ensure adequate water supply to the existing population before thinking of future expansion. The petition also sought immediate ban on mass-scale extraction of scarce groundwater and its misuse for construction and commercial activities by the builders. What's more, due to shortage in canal water supply, 70 per cent of the total water demand is being met by extracting groundwater The Central Ground Water Authority has announced Gurgaon as 'Dark Zone' and as per its report groundwater is being drawn three times its recharge. The petitioners have also claimed that a number of developers had managed to get environment clearances from the Ministry by furnishing false information that fifty percent of the water used in the construction process was supplied by the municipal sources (canal supply) and rest half by the contractors. The petitioners have brought into notice that in less than 15 years more than 10, 000 acres agriculture land has been converted into modern townships comprising state-of-the art residential, commercial and industrial townships.

vikas Bamotra said...

These areas are developing very fast. Most of IT companies and BPO shifted there so the residential and commercial projects demand is increasing but builders have to take other problems in mind like electricity and water.

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