Punjab & Region

Open borewells owners to face legal action: Jalandhar DC

The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, June 10

On the direction of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the administration on Friday closed five open borewells falling in various villages of the district.

Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that separate teams of Guardians of Governance (GOGs) have reported about open borewells in Bambiawal, Sanghwal, Chaharke, Lambri, and Pandori Nijjran villages after conducting extensive field visits.

He said that the directions were immediately issued to the agriculture and farmers’ welfare department to close these borewells following which the officials plugged these five open borewells.

Deputy Commissioner appealed to the owners of open borewells to plug all borewells otherwise criminal proceedings would be initiated against them.