Maharashtra Government bans digging of bore wells beyond 200 feet

Posted on:19 Apr 2016 09:53:28
Maharashtra Government bans digging of bore wells beyond 200 feet
19 April 2016 Current Affairs: Maharashtra Government has banned digging of borewells beyond 200 feet in order to check the steep decline in ground water level across the state. It was announced by Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Babanrao Lonikar. State Government has taken this decision in the wake for severe drought and decreasing ground water level across various regions in the state. This ban will be implemented under the Maharashtra Groundwater Development and Management Act in order to control the excess water pumping through borewell. Henceforth, digging of borewell that violates prescribed rules will punishable offence. The violators of the rule would now face fine or even imprisonment.If a person violates the ban for the first time, he will face a fine of Rs 10,000 in addition to the suspension of the vehicle's licence. If the violation is repeated, he will face imprisonment of six months or a fine of Rs 25,000 or both.

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