Status report on rice mills by Water Resources Department, Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu, 29/10/2021

  • 29/10/2021

Status report by the Superintending Engineer, Water Resources Department, Tiruvannamalai district, Tamil Nadu in the matter of rice mills functioning in over exploited, critical and semi critical categories.

Out of 137 rice mills, none of them have obtained NOC from the Chief Engineer, Water Resources Department, SG&SWRDC, Tharamani, Chennai for drawal of ground water for their industrial and domestic purpose who is the competent auxiliary to issue no objection certificate in Tamil Nadu.

Action will be initiated against the rice mills by sealing the borewells/open/dug wells used in their industrial premises by the district authorities if they fail to submit their groundwater NOC.