Water table dipping, but only 13 violations on record this year

  • | Sunday | 29th October, 2017

TOI has time and again raised concerns about the city's depleting water table and illegal extraction of groundwater. "The issue is that groundwater extraction is never taken seriously by authorities, despite that Gurgaon is slipping into a dark zone. The rest is met by groundwater extraction through illegal borewells. We have also strengthened the complaint mechanism and address promptly all the complaints we get about illegal extraction, sale and supply of groundwater," said a senior official. GURGAON: Only 13 cases of illegal extraction of groundwater have been officially registered in Gurgaon in the past 10 months, even as the city's groundwater levels continue to plunge at an alarming rate.

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