700 borewells sealed; locals complain scarcity of water

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Neighbourhood News Desk: More than 700 illegal borewells have been sealed in Delhi following a National Green Tribunal order in January this year, leading to water scarcity in various parts of the national capital and complaints from area residents.According to SDM officials, a total of 718 borewells have been sealed so far. There are nearly 5,000 illegal borewells, according to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

Delhi government’s current water policy commits 20,000 litres of free water per month to each household.On January 30, the NGT directed the government to seal all unauthorized borewells in the national capital within three months.

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