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NGT pulls up authorities over unauthorised borewells in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 19:30

Taking a serious note of "water scarcity" in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal today pulled up the authorities for failing to perform their statutory administrative obligation in ensuring adequate water supply.

Five arrested for digging illegal borewells

Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 23:39

In the wake of four-year-old Mahi`s death after falling into a borewell near Manesar, the Gurgaon district administration arrested five persons for allegedly digging borewells at two different places in Gurgaon.

Haryana outlines measures to prevent mishap due to open

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 23:07

Haryana govt directed officers to ensure strict compliance of the instructions regarding safety measures while digging of borewells.

Authorities seal illegal borewells in Gurgaon

Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2011, 10:14

Following an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, authorities have sealed and dismantled about 249 borewells which were found to be either operating illegally or using underground water for commercial purposes.

SC modifies directions on borewells

Last Updated: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 00:49

The Supreme Court today said owners of the land will have to seek permission of statutory authorities in advance for constructing or abandoning the bore wells which often become death pits for children.

SC warns action for non-compliance of orders on borewells

Last Updated: Friday, July 09, 2010, 22:38

SC warned state governments and union territories that failure to comply with its orders on taking preventive measures like capping of abandoned borewells, which have been death pits for children, will invite stern action.

Cap borewells to save children, SC tells govt

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009, 19:54

The Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre and states to ensure capping of borewells, which in recent years have become death traps for a number of children.

Supreme Court asks states to cap discarded borewells

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009, 18:08

The Supreme Court on Friday asked all states to cap all discarded borewells in their territories and to properly fence all working wells to prevent small children falling into them.