Faridkot : Instructions for digging wells, borewells and tube wells issued

The Fact News Service

Faridkot, January 28

Additional District Magistrate Faridkot Mr. Gurjit Singh, PCS, has issued several directions exercising the powers vested in him under section 144 In order to avoid loss of life and property due to falling of people and children due to digging of raw wells and borewells / tube wells in urban and rural areas and keeping in view the safety of general public, Punjab under the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court.

The guidelines issued by the government have been followed. As per the orders, before digging / repairing of borewells / tube wells in rural and urban areas within the limits of District Faridkot, the land owner has to inform the District Collector, concerned Sarpanch Gram Panchayat, Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Public Health Department or Land Defense Department 15 days in advance.

Inform and all government / semi-government / private agencies digging or repairing wells / borewells must be registered. These orders will continue till March 24, 2021 and legal action will be taken against the person / owner of the drilling agency violating the orders. As per the orders issued by the Additional District Magistrate, a sign board with full address of the drilling agency and the owner of the well / borewell should be affixed at the place where the well / borewell is dug or repaired and the registration number of the drilling agency should be written on that sign board Will be mandatory.