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Indore dist declared water scarce

COLLECTOR VIVEK Aggarwal has declared the entire district a water scarcity area forbidding, in effect, digging of borewells and drawing water from over or underground sources for irrigation or industrial purposes.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2006 00:36 IST

COLLECTOR VIVEK Aggarwal has declared the entire district a water scarcity area forbidding, in effect, digging of borewells and drawing water from over or underground sources for irrigation or industrial purposes.

The order, passed under Section 3 of the MP Potable Water Conservation Act, 1986 will remain in effect until June 30, 2006. In an official statement issued on Saturday the Collector forbade drawing water from lakes, rivers, ponds and reservoirs except for drinking and washing purposes. The statement also imposed an embargo on digging of borewells unless cleared by an official authorised or by the Collector.

The statement named Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) Commissioner P Narhari the sanctioning authority for clearing borewell digging in municipal areas and announced that similar powers had been vested in the sub-divisional magistrate for Indore, Sanwer, Mhow and Depalpur tehsils.

Anyone wishing to dig borewells would have to submit a written application as per prescribed format to these officials as long as the order is in effect, said the statement.

First Published: Jan 29, 2006 00:36 IST