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INDIAN BARE ACTS

THE ANDHRA PRADESH WATER, LAND AND TREES RULES, 2002

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[No.19] HYDERABAD, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2002

  
      


 
      
 
  
THE ANDHRA PRADESH WATER, LAND AND TREES RULES, 2002
[G. O. Ms. No. 224, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development (RD. IV), 15
th
June, 2002.]
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (1) of section 45 of the Andhra Pradesh
Water, Land and Trees Act, 2002 (Andhra Pradesh Act No. 10 of 2002), the Governor of Andhra
Pradesh hereby makes the following rules to promote water conservation of water sources, land and
matters connected there with or incidental thereto in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
RULES
1. (1) These rules may be called The Andhra Pradesh Water, Land
and Trees Rules, 2002.
(2) They extend to the whole of Andhra Pradesh State.
(3) They shall come in to force from the date of publication.
2. In these rules, the context otherwise requires:-
(1) “Act” means the Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees
Act, 2002;
(2) “Authority” means the Andhra Pradesh State Water, Land
and Trees Authority constituted under the Act;
(3) “Member Secretary” means the member secretary of the
Andhra Pradesh State Water, Land and Trees Authority.
(4) Words and Expressions used in the Act shall apply to these
rules also.
3. (1) (i) The Government may designate any officer as an
Administrator who shall assist the Authority in
discharging its duties.
Short title extent and
commencement
Definitions
Appointment of
Administrator and
the staff in State ,
District and mandal
Authorities.2
(ii) The Authority may take on deputation such other
officers or members of staff subordinate to the
Administrator either on contract basis or from the
surplus manpower cell.
(2) The member Secretary of the District Authority shall assist
the District Authority in its work and the District Authority
ma take on contract basis or from the surplus manpower cell
such other officers or the staff to assist the Member
Secretary.
(3) The Member Secretary of the Mandal Authority shall assist
the Mandal Authority in its work and the Mandal Authority
may take on contract basis or from the surplus manpower
cell suc other officers or the staff to assist the Member
Secretary.
(4) The Authority under the provisions of section 5 the Act, may
designate the officers from the departments such as Ground
Water, Rural Development, Panchayath Raj, Forest or any
other department or agency as deemed necessary to work as
Designated or Technical Officers for the purpose of the Act
by a separate order.
(5) The power of designating the officers at District and mandal
level may be delegated by the State Authority to the District
and Mandal level Authorities respectively.
4. The term of office of the nominated members of the Authority
except those nominated under clause (k) of subsection (2) of
section (3) shall be three (3) years from the date of their
appointment.
5. (1) A nominated member o the Authority may resign from his
office by giving thirty (30) days notice to the Chairman.
(2) The power to accept the resignation of a member shall vest
with the Chairman who on accepting the resignation shall
report to the Authority during it’s next meeting.
(3) Whenever a nominated member of the Authority resigns or
dies or is removed from the office or becomes incapable of
acting. Government may by notification in the official
gazette appoint a person in the said vacancy.
Provided that a person so appointed in the said vacancy
shall hold office only for the residue of the period.
6. The Government may remove any non-official member from his
office if he is of unsound mind, or convicted of a criminal offence
involving moral turpitude, or fails to attend more than three
successive meetings of the Authority without prior approval of the
Chairman.
7. (1) The non-official members of the Authority shall be entitled
to the travelling and daily allowances as admissible to
Grade-I officers of the state for attending the meetings or any
other work assigned by the Authority. They should produce
a certificate that they have not claimed Travelling Allowance
and Dearness Allowance for the same period elsewhere.
(2) The Authority may designate an officer of the Authority as
Term of Office of the
nominated members
of the Authorities
Resignation
Removal from the
Authority
Allowances3
the controlling officer in respect of payment of allowances.
8. (1) (a) The District Collector
(b) One Member of Parliament and
two members of the Legislative
Assembly as nominated by the
Government . Out of two
members of Legislative
Assembly, one shall be
preferably from main opposition
political party.
(c) Three Mandal parishad
Presidents and two Zilla
Parishad Territorial
Constituency members to be
nominated by the Ex-officio
Chairman of the District
Authority.
(d) Joint Director, Agriculture
(e) Superintending Engineer,
Irrigation
(f) Superintending Engineer,
Rural Water Supply
(g) Deputy Director,
Ground Water Department
(h) Deputy Director,
Mines&Geological Department
(i) Deputy Conservator of Forests
(Planning & Extension) or
Territorial Divisional Forest
Officer.
(j) Project Officer / Integrated
Tribal Development Agency /
MADA / PTG
(k) Regional officer, Andhra Pradesh
Pollution Control Board.
(l) Chief Executive Officer,
Zilla Parishad.
(m) An official from Hyderabad
Metropolitan Water and
Sewerage Board, in respect of
Rangareddy and Hyderabad
Districts
(n) One official from Municipal
Administration Department
(o) Other Non Official persons not
exceeding five, who in the
opinion of the Ex-officio
Chairman of District Authority
are interested in the
conservation of natural
Ex-Officio Chairman
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Members
Non-Official Members
District Authority4
resources of which one shall
belong to Scheduled Caste, one
to the Scheduled Tribe and one
shall be a woman.
(p) Director, Urban Forestry,
HUDA in respect of Hyderabad
and Rangareddy Districts.
(q) Project Director, Drought Prone
Area Programme / District
Water Management Agency.
Ex-Officio Members
Ex-Officio Member –
Secretary.
(2) The term of the office of Non Official members shall be
three years from the date of appointment and they are
entitled to the allowances as admissible to Grade-I officers
of the State.
(3) Resignation or removal of the members of the District
Authority shall be governed in the same manner as
prescribed under rules 5 and 5 of these rules.
(4) The quorum to conduct a meeting of the District Authority
shall be one third of the total number of the members.
9. (1) The Government may by notification constitute the Mandal
Authority as follows:-
(a) Mandal Revenue Officer of the
concerned Mandal.
(b) Mandal Development Officer
(c) Sarpanch of the Mandal
Headquarter Gram Panchayat
(d) Two Mandal Parishad
Territorial Constituency
Members of the concerned
mandal to be nominated by the
Ex-officio Chairman of the
Mandal Authority with the
approval of Ex-officio
Chairman of the District
Authority.
(e) Assistant Executive Engineer,
Irrigation department.
(f) An Officer from Ground Water
department.
(g) Assistant Director,
Agriculture Department.
(h) Assistant Project Director,
Integrated Tribal Development
Agency.
(i) Forest Range Officer of the
nearest Range.
(j) Three non-official members of
whom, one shall be a woman,
who is the opinion of the Esofficio Chairman of Mandal
Ex-Officio Chairman
Mandal Authority5
Authority are interested in
conservation of natural
resources or presidents of the
Water Users Association or
Vana Samrakshana Samithi or
Water Association with the
approval of the Es-officio
Chairman of the District
Authority.
(k) Assistant Executive Engineer,
Rural Water Supply.
Note: In the Scheduled Areas, a Scheduled Tribe Candidate shall
be nominated. In the predominantly Scheduled Castes Mandal,
one of the members shall be from Scheduled Caste.
(2) The term of the office of Non Official members shall be
three years from the date of appointment.
(3) The Mandal Authority shall conduct meetings and perform
such functions as delegated under section 6 and prescribed
under section 3(6) of the Act, and other functions as directed
by the Government. The Mandal Authority may utilise the
services of the Designated Officers and technical officers in
discharging of its functions.
(4) The quorum to conduct meeting of the Mandal authority
shall be one third of the total number of the members.
10. (1) The time, date and place of the meeting of the State, District
and Mandal Authorities shall be fixed by the Member
Secretary of the respective authorities with the approval of
its Chairman.
(2) The District Authority may conduct meetings and perform
such functions as delegated under subsection-6 of section 3
of the Act and other functions as directed by the Government
and will report to the State Authority. The District Authority
may utilise the services of the Designated Officers and
Technical Officers in discharging of its functions.
(3) Seven clear days notice of an ordinary meeting and three
clear days notice of a special meeting along with the agenda
notes if any, shall be given by the Member Secretary to the
members.
(4) Any particular meeting may adjourn from day to day or to
any particular day and no fresh notice shall be required for
an adjourned meeting.
(5) All decisions in a meeting shall be decided by a majority of
votes of the members present. Voting shall be by raising of
hands in favour of the proposal. In case of equality of votes
the presiding officer shall have a casing vote.
(6) The Authority may Co-opt any person as an observer for a
particular meeting or period who shall have no voting rights.
Meetings of the
State, District and
Mandal Authorities6
11. Every owner of the well shall register the well as per the
subsection (2) of section 8 of the Act by an application giving
details as in Form-I appended to these rules and by paying fee as
fixed by the Authority having jurisdiction from time to time. The
Town Planning Department of Municipal Corporation,
Municipalities
12. (1) Any person or institution desiring to dig a new well of any
kind in their premises should submit to the Authority having
jurisdiction over the area, an application in Form 2 appended
to these rules together with a fee as fixed by the authority
from time to time. The Authority shall process the
application with the help of the Designated Officer. The
Designated Officer after examining the application shall
satisfy himself about the compliance of the various
provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees
Act, 2002 and give his recommendation to the Authority and
the said Authority shall dispose off the application within
forty five days of receipt of the application. The Designated
Officer while deposing off the application shall comply with
the provision of subsection (3) of section 10 of the Act.
Wherever necessary, it shall take the opinion of the
Technical Officer of that area. Every order for permission
shall be in Form 3 appended to these rules.
Provided that with every such application for a new
well wherever the power driven pump is to be used,
application in Form 2 shall be accompanied with permission
letter from Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation in the
Form 10 appended to these rules.
(2) The fee shall be paid through a demand draft drawn in
favour of “The Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees
Authority Fund” payable at the head quarters of the
respective Authority.
13. The permission for grant of sinking of well under the Andhra
Pradesh Water Land and Trees Act, 2002 shall be subject to the
following conditions namely.
(1) That the sinking of the well should not violate any provisions
of the Act.
(2) That the Authority reserves its right to take such measures
necessary for preservation and control of water including an
order for closure of the well; and
(3) That the persons sinking the well shall furnish necessary
information as and when required by the Authority in such
form as may be prescribed and bound by the orders of the
Authority with regard to the drawing of water including
imposition of condition of hours of drawing of water.
Registration of Wells
Permission for new
wells
Conditions for grant of
permission7
14. In respect of areas declared as over exploited by the Authority, as
per sub-section (1) of section 11 of the Act, no person shall sink a
well without the permission of the Authority. The application for
such permission shall be in the Form 2 and the order of permission
shall be in the Form 3 appended to these rules and its disposal
shall be governed as per sub-section (5) of section 11 of the Act.
15. (1) The Authority may by a general or special order shall
authorize the Designate Officer to identify such wells as
required to ensure supply of drinking water to local
population and shall take over such wells.
(2) On identification of the wells, the Designated Officer shall
serve or cause to serve an order of requisition on the owner
of the well specifying the period of such requisition. The
Designated Officer for sufficient reasons, may extend such
period of requisition.
(3) On requisition, the owner of the well shall not draw water for
any other purpose other than drinking for his own use.
(4) If the well so requisitioned is the only source of irrigation
and if the owner is solely dependent on agriculture for his
livelihood, the owner shall be compensated for the loss of
livelihood. The quantum of compensation shall be decided
by the District Collector in consultation with the agriculture
department based on the crops raised during the same period
in the previous three years by the owner utilising the water
from the well.
16. The construction of the water harvesting structures in all existing
and new residential, commercial, public and open areas shall be
governed by the guidelines and schemes adopted by the respective
urban and local bodies. They shall also be responsible for
monitoring execution of the construction in accordance with the
design and the scheme. The provisions of section 17 of the Act
shall be followed by the Urban and Local bodies.
17. Every rig owner or an operator operating or desiring to operate in
the sate of Andhra Pradesh shall register the rig with the Authority
by paying a fee as fixed by the authority from time to time which
shall be renewable for every two years. The application shall be
made in Form 12 and the permission shall be given by the
Authority in Form 13. The rig owners are required to display the
Form 13 at all times upon the rig. Failure to register the rig shall
be an offence and shall be dealt in accordance with rule 25 of
these rules.
18. The Authority shall restrict, regulate and prohibit storage and
disposal of effluents by any person or industry, local body or aqua
culture farm into any stream or well or sewer or on land to prevent
and control contamination of ground water. The Authority may
pass orders suo-motto or based on representations received from
public and after providing an opportunity to be heard to the
affected parties and recording reasons in writing.
Regulation of wells in
over exploited areas
Taking over of well to
ensure drinking water
Construction of Rain
Water Harvesting
Structures
Registration of Rigs
Prohibition of water
contamination8
19. The Authority may impose restrictions and prohibit any industry
and carrying out of any process and operations in any are to
protect water and soil quality in the area. The Authority shall
provide opportunity to be heard to the affected parties before
passing any order and shall record reasons in writing.
Explanation :- Power to issue orders under this rule includes
power to order for
i. Shifting and closure of industry; and
ii. Prohibition or regulation of any process or operation
20. The Authority may levy a cess on consumption of water and
discharge of effluent by any industry, which is not covered under
Schedule I of the Water Cess Act, 1977 and the amount of cess
shall be as fixed by the Authority from time to time.
21. (1) The authority or any designated officer or agency may direct
the occupier of any land that land use shall be modified if the
quality of the water coming from the lad is not of acceptable
quality compared to the standards prescribed by the Andhra
Pradesh Pollution Control Board from time to time.
(2) No brick manufacturing shall be taken up in areas where the
soil is prone to erosion and depletion.
(3) Wherever coal base thermal power plants are in operation,
all constructions within a radius of 10 Kilo meters shall be
taken up with bricks made only with fly ash.
22. Industries shall not use fresh water in excess of maximum unit
quantity specified by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board
in consent orders issued under the Act, including for production –
related purposes like dilution of effluents etc., The Andhra
Pradesh Pollution Control Board may impose penalty upto the
maximum permissible under the Act, in each case of proven
violation of the consent condition.
23. In areas where sand mining is affecting groundwater regime, such
of the areas shall be notified and transportation of sand shall be
prohibited and mining and transportation of sand shall be banned
in categories-I, II and III groundwater micro basins/mandals and
for other areas the following conditions shall apply for
exploitation of sand.
(1) (a) Sand mining shall not be permitted in I, II, III order
streams except for local use in the Villages or towns
bordering the streams. Transportation of sand from
these notified I / II / III order streams through
mechanical means out of the local jurisdiction shall be
banned.
(b) In IV orders stream, sand mining shall be restricted to
specified areas.
(c) In V order and above rivers, Viz. Godavari, Krishna,
Penna etc. sand mining
(2) The sand leascholders shall not carryout quarrying within
500m. of any existing structure such as bridges, dams, weits
or any other cross drainage structure.
(3) Vehicles carrying sand shall not ply over the flood banks
Land use and water
quality
Water Cess
Modification of land use
Ceiling on water use
Sand mining9
except at crossing points or bridges or on a metal road.
(4) Permission to quarry sand shall not be granted within 500
meters of any groundwater extraction structure(s) either for
irrigation or drinking water purposes.
(5) The streams / rivers where the thickness of sand is quite
good (more than 8.00 meters) the depth of removal may be
extended to 2.00 meters but in no case beyond two meters.
(6) Sand quarrying shall not be permitted within 15 meters or
1/5 of the width of the stream bed from the bank whichever
is more.
(7) Sand mining shall not be permitted in streams where the
thickness of sand deposition is less than 2.00 meters.
(8) The depth of removal of sand shall be restricted to one meter
particularly in minor streams where the thickness is more
than 3.00 meters and less than 8.00 meters.
(9) The sand quarrying shall be restricted to depths above the
water table recorded during monsoon and in no case effect /
disturb the water table.
(10) The quantity of sand deposited annually in every stream or
river shall be monitored by establishing observation stations
along the stream course.
(11) The Ground Water Department shall take up joint inspection
along with officials of Mines and Geology Department or
other concerned departments whenever cases are referred to
study the impact of sand mining in an area and shall give its
recommendations.
24. (1) In every Municipal Corporation or Municipality or other
local area, the number of trees to be planted and their
subsequent maintenance shall be on the following scale:
(i) Residential areas: Every house hold having above 100
square meters area shall plant at least small or medium
variety in their premises as follows.
Below 100 Square meters – 3 trees
101 to 200 Square meters – 5 trees
201 to 300 Square meters - 10 trees
301 Square meters and above – 10 trees plus 5 trees for
every increase of 100 Square meters.
(ii) Commercial or institutional areas: Commercial
establishments shall plant trees as follows:-
Plot Area
(1)
No. of tress
(2)
Below 200 Square meters 2
201 to 500 Square meters 4
501 to 1000 Square meters 6
Above 1001 Square meters 6 trees plus 2 trees for every
increase of 100 square
meters
Tree planting10
(iii)Industrial areas: In industrial areas tress shall be planted
as per the norms of the Andhra Pradesh Pollution
Control Board.
(2) The local authority having jurisdiction shall grant building
permission subject to the condition that the owner shall plant
prescribed number of trees.
(3) The owner of the premises or house shall maintain the trees
and shall not fell the tree without the prior permission of the
Designated Officer.
(4) If any owner desires to fell a tree, he shall apply in writing to
the Designated Officer for permission in Form 11(a) with a
fee per tree as indicated below in that behalf. The
application shall be accompanied by a site plan indicating the
position of the tree required to be felled and the reasons
therefor.
(i) For urban residential and Institutional areas - Rs. 50/-
(ii) For urban commercial areas - Rs. 100/-
(iii)For rural areas - Rs. 25/-
(5) On receipt of such application the Designated Officer or an
officer authorized by him, may, after inspecting the trees and
holding such enquiry, as he deems necessary either grant or
refuse the permission applied for in form 11(b).
Provided that permission shall not be refused, if the
tree:
(i) is dead, diseased or wind fallen or
(ii) has silviculturally matured; or
(iii)constitutes a danger to life or property; or
(iv)constitutes obstruction to traffic, or
(v) is substantially damaged or destroyed by fire,
lightning rain or other natural causes.
Provided further that, if the tree permitted to be felled is
not exempted from purview of Forest Produce Transit rules,
the Designated Officer shall inform the concerned Divisional
Forest Officer for grant of transit permit and the owner shall
not transport felled material without a valid permit.
(6) The Designate Officer shall dispose the application within
fifteen days from the date of receipt of application by him.
(7) The permission to fell a tree may be granted subject to the
condition that the owner of the premises shall plant another
two trees of the same or suitable species on the same site or
other suitable place, within thirty days from the date the tree
is felled.
(8) (a) If, in the opinion of the Designated Officer, the number
of trees in any premises or open area is not adequate
according to the standards prescribed in sub-rules 9I)
and (ii) above, he may after giving reasonable
opportunity of being heard to the owner or occupier of
the land, by order, require him to plant such trees or11
additional tress and at such places in the land as may be
specified.
(b) When an order is so made, the owner or occupier of the
land shall comply with order within ninety days from the
date of its receipt.
(9) (a) Where any tree has fallen or destroyed by fire,
lightening or rain or other natural causes, the Designated
Officer may suo moto or on information given to him,
after holding such enquiry as he deems fit and giving a
reasonable opportunity to the owner or occupier of the
land where the tree existed, by order, require such owner
or occupier to plant a tree in place of the tree so felled or
destroyed at the same or other suitable place as may be
specified in the order.
(b) When an order is so made, the owner or occupier of the
land shall comply with the order within ninety days from
the date of its receipt.
(10) When the owner or occupier of any land fails to comply with
any order made by the Designated Officer, the Designated
Officer shall take necessary action for planting the trees and
recover the expenditure incurred thereon as arrears of
property tax.
(11) 30% of the available open area in the premises of institutions
shall be taken up for tree plantation with a density of not less
than 6 trees per every 100 Sqaure meters in open area.
25. (1) Any violation of the provisions of the Act and these rules
shall be booked in the offence report given in Form 4
appended to these rules. A copy of the offence report shall
also be submitted to the District Authority immediately. In
case the offender is to be prosecuted, a copy of the offence
report shall also be submitted to the nearest Magistrate
having jurisdiction.
(2) Where an offence is committed, the Designated Officer may
seize any instrument or machinery or any other device,
vehicles or other conveyance or any other movable property
used in or involved in committing such offence. A list of
seizures shall be furnished to the custodian of the property
seized in Form 5 appended to these rules.
(3) Where the seizures have to be given to the safe custody of
any person it shall be given to the custody of that in the
Form 6 appended to these rules with a direction to produce
the property before the Designated Officer or the Court as
and when required.
26. (1) The Designated Officer may compound the offences in Form
7 appended to these rules and furnish a copy of the
compounding order to the offender and submit another copy
to the District Authority. The quantum or compounding fee
shall be as follows.
(i) For contravention of any of the provisions or any order
or obstructing any person in discharging of his duties
Dealing with the cases of
offence
Compounding of
offences12
under the Act and these rules, the compounding fee shall
not be less than one thousand rupees but which may
extend to five thousand rupees.
(ii) For felling a tree without prior permission, the
compounding fee shall not be less than two times of
value of the tree felled but which may extend to five
times of the value of the tree felled.
(iii)In case of a second or subsequent offence by the same
person or institution, the offender shall be liable to pay
twice the amount of compounding fee prescribed above.
(2) When the compounding fee is levied and paid by the
offender, a receipt in Form 8 appended to these rules shall be
issued to the person paying the compounding fee.
27. (1) Any person aggrieved by any order made by the Designated
Officer may appeal to the District Authority within a period
of thirty days from the date of receipt of the order by him.
(2) Any person aggrieved by any order made by the District
Authority may appeal to the State Authority within thirty
days from the date of receipt of the order by him.
(3) On receipt of the Appeal, the District Authority or the State
Authority shall after giving a reasonable opportunity of
being heard, may pass such order as it may deems fit.
(4) The decision of the State Authority shall be final and
binding.
28. An application for review by the Government shall be made to the
concerned Secretary as the case may be, of the concerned
department who shall dispose off the application with in a period
of thirty (30) days after giving a reasonable opportunity of being
heard to the aggrieved party.
29. (1) Constitution of the Fund: All monies received by the Mandal
District or State Authority shall be credited to the respective
Authority. The remittances to the Mandal, District or State
Authority shall be made by way of ash or demand draft in a
Government account to be operated jointly by Member
Secretary and the Chairman or the Authority.
(2) Control of the Fund: The Member Secretary of the District
or State Authority shall operate the Fund after obtaining
approval of the Chairman.
(3) Accounts and Audit:
(a) The District and State Authority shall maintain monthly
accounts of receipts and expenditure
(b) The Mandal and District Authority shall furnish an
abstract of monthly receipts and expenditure to the State
Authority in Form 9.
(c) The State Authority shall furnish to the Government a
consolidated statement of receipts and expenditure once
for every year in Form 9.
(4) Budget estimates:
(a) The District Authority shall on or before the 30
th
day of
September every year prepare annual budget estimate in
Appeals
Review
Andhra Pradesh Water,
Land and Trees
Authority Fund.13
respect of the ensuing financial year of the estimated
income and expenditure and submit to the State
Authority, in the format as prescribed in budget manual.
(b) The State Authority shall on or before 31
st
day of
October every year prepare annual budget estimate in
respect of the ensuing financial year of the estimated
income and expenditure and submit to the Government
for incorporating in the State budget in the format as
prescribed in budget manual.
30. The Annual Report of the Authority shall give true and full
account of the activities in that year and shall be prepared in the
format prescribed by the Government and submitted by the due
date.14
FORM – 1
(see rule – 11)
Register of wells
Sl.No.
Name of the
Well owner
Address
Location
House / Plot
numbers.
S.No.
Type of well:
Open/Bore
Well / Hand
Pump / Motor
Diameter,
Depth
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Use of Water
Domestic/Irri
gation/Indust
rial /Other
Depth of the
Well
Water output
in liters /
hours
Whether
pumping is
done using
motor. If so,
details: 1. HP
of the pump.
2. Type of
motor use:
submersible /
jet /
compressor /
centrifugal /
turbine.
If used for
irrigation state
acreage
irrigated:
(6) (7) (8) (9) (10)15
FORM-2
(see rule 12)
Application for digging a new well
1. Name of Applicant:
2. Address
House No:
Street:
Village / Town:
Mandal:
District:
3. Location of proposed well : House / Plot number / S.No. / Public
place
4. Type well to be dug: Open / Bore Well / Hand Pump
5. Depth / diameter of the well proposed to be dug:
6. Purpose of digging well : for Irrigation / Individual use / Domestic
use / flats / Commercial / colony / industrial / others(specify)
7. Mode of drawing water: By hand / Hand pump / Diesel Engine / Electric
Motor
8. Users of the well: Public / Private
9. Enclose feasibility certificate issued by the Andhra Pradesh Transco
10.Details of payment of Application fee of Rs. – (a) Bank (b) Demand draft
No. & Date:
11.Distance from existing wells(site plant to be enclosed)
I here by declare that the above particulars are true to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
Date: Signature
Place:
(for office use only)
Assessment of Technical Officer:
1. Whether the zone is in over exploited area Yes/No.
2. Average depth of ground water table
3. Distance from nearest well
4. Whether new well cab be dug for the purpose applied for: Yes/No
(enclosed Feasibility Certificate from Ground Water Department on GEC 97
norms for the basin area containing the site)
Signature of Technical Officer
Order of the Designated Officer:
Approved / Not approved
Reasons for not approval
Signature of Designated Officer
Water, Land and Tress Authority
(With Seal)16
FORM-3
(see rule 12 and rule 14)
Permission for digging a well
Sri…………………………….of …………………(Address) is
permitted to dig a new well at ……….(location) to a depth of
………meters for drawing water for Irrigation / Industrial / Domestic
use, subject to the following conditions:-
(1) The well should not be used for drawing water for any other
purpose other than applied for.
(2) The withdrawal of water should be regulated, and no wastage of
water should be done.
(3) The utilized water should be recycled as prescribed for
recharging the ground water.
(4) Structures should be constructed for harvesting rainwater in the
vicinity of the well. (mandatory in case the proposed well falls in
area declared as Over Exploited Area).
(5) The utilization of water will be subject to the regulation from time
to time based on the extraction water from the well.
Place:
Date:
Designated Officer,
Water, Land and Tree Authority
(with seal)17
FORM – 4
(see sub rule(1) of rule of 25)
Offence Report
1. Name, parentage and address of the accused person :
2. Nature of offence :
3. Place where offence occurred :
4. Date and time of detection of offence :
5. Name and address of the Complaint :
6. Description of vehicles, tools etc. use in committing the :
offence
7. Name and address of witnesses :
8. Punishable under Section ____ of Andhra Pradsh Water :
, Land and Trees Act.
Date:
Place:
Signature of Designated Officer
Note: The original to be sent to the District Authority immediately and
the duplicate copy to be given to offender and the triplicate to be
retained in the book.
FORM-5
(see rule(2) of rule 25)
List of Seizures
The following properties involved in the commission of offence
are seized me today i.e…………………in connection with an offence
under section _____under the Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees
Act, 2002 from Sri…………………s/o……..Aged………R/o………….
1.
2.
3.
4.
Date: Name:
Place: Signature of Designated
Officer:
Note: The original shall be retained in the book and the duplicate shall
be given to the custodian of the property seized.18
FORM – 6
(see sub rule(3) of rule 25)
Certificate of Safe Custody
The following properties involved in offence case
no………dated………. Are given I my custody by ………. (name &
designation) on ………….for safe custody.
I undertake to safeguard from damage and loss and produce the
same on demand by the Designated Officer or the Court.
Details of the properties taken over.
1.
2.
3.
4. etc.
Signature of the Signature of Custodian
Designating Officer Name:
Date: Father’s name:
Address19
FORM – 7
(see rule 26)
(compounding Order)
Sri………………S/o………………….Aged………..R/o ……………
has committed an offence against the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh
Water, Land and Trees, 2002 and rules made thereunder. An offence
case is booked vide case No. ……………dated……………..under
section …….. of the Andhra Pradesh Water, Land and Trees Act, 2002.
In view of the willingness expressed by the accused, I hereby
order that a sum of Rs………./- be paid towards compensation.
On payment of the compensation amount in full, the seizures
detailed hereunder shall be released.
Details of seizures
1.
2.
3.
4. etc.
If the compensation amount is not paid in full within thirty days
from the date of receipt of this Order, action to recover the same will be
taken as if it were arrears of land revenue.
Appeal against these Orders, lies to the District Authority
within thirty days of receipt of these orders.
Date: Designated Officer
Place: ( Name and Designation )
To
Sri………………….
H.No……………….
Street………………
Village / Town…….
District……………..
Pin Code…………..
Copy submitted to District Authority for information.20
Form – 8
(see rule(2) rule 26)
Receipt for compounding fee
Received Rs. ………./- (in words……………..) from Sri……………S/o
………………………. R/o ……………….towards compounding fee for
composition of offence in case No. ………….dated………….
The compounding fee is received in full / part.
The balance compounding fee shall be paid in thirty days failing which
action shall be initiated to recover the same as arrears of land revenue.
Date: Designate
Authority
Place: (Name and
Designation)
Form-9
(see rule 29)
Abstract of accounts
District:…………………….. for the month / year of
…………
Sl. Name of receipt Amount received Nature of
No. expenditure
(1) (2) (3) (4)
1. Compounding fee
2. Registration of new wells
3. Sand mines fee
4. Grant by Government
Amount of Balance
expenditure
(5) (6)21
FORM – 10
(see rule – 12)
Application for permission from the Andhra Pradesh Transco
To
The A.P. Transmission Corporation.
Sir,
I intend to sink a well with a power driven pump in my land with
the following description and I request you to kindly permit me.
1. Name of the owner
2. Details of the land
3. Technical details of well
4. Specifications of Pump
Place:
Date: Signature of Owner
PERMITTED / NOT PERMITTED
AP TRANSMISSION CORPORATION LTD.22
FORM – 11(a)
(see sub rule(4) of rule 24)
(Application should be accompanied with a payment of Rs. 500/-)
I, Sri……………….S/o ………… Aged………… R/o …………….
(Address) request you to please permit me to fell the following tree /
trees in my premises.
1. Category of Premises:
a) Residential
b) Institutional
c) Commercial
d) Agriculture
e) Industrial
f) Others – specify
2. Area of the premises:
3. Number of trees existing in the premises:
4. No. of trees proposed to be felled:
5. Species of the trees proposed to be felled:
6. Age of the tree proposed to be felled:
7. Reason for proposing to fell the tree / trees:
I undertake that I shall replant immediately a tree / trees in
place of the trees felled.
Place: Designated Officer,
Water, Land and Tree Authority
(with seal)23
Form 11(b)
(see rule(5) of rule 240
Permission for felling tree / trees
Sri…………S/o……………..Aged……….. R/o ……………… is permitted
to cut tree / trees in the premises ………. Subject to the following
conditions namely:-
1. Premises of felling tree / trees is as mentioned above only.
2. Number of tree / trees permitted to be felled is ……. Only (
Specify species and Number )
3. ………No. of plants shall be planted within 30 days of the
felling.
4. Felling shall not be carried out before inspection, banding with
red paint by the concerned officials.
5. In case of failure to take up plantation, plants shall be raised
at the cost of the applicant.
Place: Designated Officer,
Date: Water, Land and Tree Authority,
(with seal)24
FORM –12
(see rule – 17)
Application for Registration of Drilling Rigs
1. Name of the applicant :
2. Address:
House No :
Street :
Village / Town :
Mandal :
District :
3. Registration No. of the Vehicle :
4. Description of the drilling rig :
5. Capacity of Drilling : Max Diameter
6. Area of operation :
7. Registration fee of Rs. ….enclosed :
Draft No. Date:
Bank
Signature
(For office use only)
Registered for the years:
Registration No.: Designated Officer,
(with seal)25
FORM – 13
(see rule 17)
Registration of Rigs
The vehicle bearing number……………belonging to
Sri…………… of ………………….(Address) is registered with the Water,
Land and Trees Authority of Andhra Pradesh as a rig for operation with
in the territorial area of Andhra Pradesh.
This registration is valid up to …………………….
This registration does not convey any endorsement of the vehicle
for its performance and does not amount to recommendation for
employing the rig by only conveys that the rig is permitted to operate
with in the territorial jurisdiction of Andhra Pradesh state subject to all
other conditions as per the law and rules in force.
Designated Officer,
Place: Water, Land and Tree Authority,
Date: (with seal)
S. Ray,
Spl. Chief Secretary to Government.
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