45 blocks of Haryana declared as over-exploited area

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Chandigarh, Oct 15 (UNI) The Central Ground Water Board has declared 45 blocks of Haryana as over-exploited area due to declining ground water level, including six blocks of Karnal district.

''The people are withdrawing excess water from ground which has led to the declining of ground water level,'' Mr Sushil Gupta, Regional Director, Central Ground water Board, North Western Region said at a meeting in Karnal today presided over by district Deputy Commissioner B S Malik.

Mr Gupta said that no new tubewell would be installed in the notified over exploited areas without the permission of Central government authority.

He suggested to the district administration to conduct a survey of all the existing tubewells in the district in order to enlist them for registration purpose.

He stressed the need that the efforts would be made by district administration to save and conserve water so that recharging of ground water could be more effective.

Addressing the meeting, Mr Malik said the problem of declining ground water level was a matter of concern for the society.

He said that all out efforts should be made for minimum withdrawal of ground water as well as for its recharging.

UNI

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