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Owners of illegal borewells face the heat

india Updated: May 17, 2011 22:50 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times
Prabhu Razdan

In order to check misuse of water during summers, Faridabad district administration on Tuesday conducted raids at several premises and registered cases against owners of illegal borewells.

Faridabad deputy commissioner Praveen Kumar, who was leading a team of senior officials, visited several places in the Bhadoli bypass area, where a number of premises were raided.

While some had come up on government land, others were operating without obtaining permission from the government, officials said.

The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad has been ordered to take over the borewells that have come up on government land. Cases have been registered under Section 188 of IPC against owners of two borewells in Bhadoli bypass area, and another in Daulatabad in Sector 16.

The officials also visited residential area of Sector 15 and fined some residents for wastingwater.

"The drive will gain momentum in the days to come," said the deputy commissioner.

Earlier, the district administration had announced an action plan to deal with illegal practices plaguing the society. The administration had constituted 17 teams at district-level to check air and water pollution, illegal use and misuse of water, burning of household wastes, driving without license, and use of polythene, among others.

"The members of the 17 teams were accompanying me on Tuesday to enforce the action plan," Kumar said, adding that action will be taken against officials of different departments against dereliction of duty.

The violator is supposed to pay Rs 100 as penalty for the first time, Rs 200 for the second and Rs 500 for the third time. Police action will follow for fourth-time offenders.

Interestingly, the deputy commissioner found household waste littered at different places in Sector 15, where senior officers, including the deputy commissioner himself, live.