Borewell application form | Borewell digging needed permission in Bangalore

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This is in continuation of previous post where in I have clearly explained the burning problem in Bangalore, Government looks like started acting by implementing registration of both existing and new bore wells in Bangalore.

If you are all set to dig a bore well on your site, better read the guidelines issued by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) in Bangalore Urban and Rural districts before you start. The first case against a citizen has been filed two years after the guidelines came into force.

This is a need of the hour looking at the rapid vertical construction in Bangalore. If there is no proper precaution taken to tackle this issue in future there will be a big crisis of water problem in Bangalore which no one is planning for.
According to CGWA guidelines issued on August 7, 2008, permission from the BBMP is necessary to dig a bore well. Only one well is allowed in a premises. The maximum diameter of the well should not exceed 100 mm and the capacity of the pump should not exceed 1HP. The water from the tube well or bore well should be used exclusively for drinking and domestic purposes. A record of all information pertaining to the well, like depth and diameter, types of pipe used, yield and groundwater quality, has to be maintained. The owner of the well should also install rainwater harvesting system in the premises. Any violation of these guidelines will invite punishment under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.
Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike (BBMP), said, “According to the law, we can book people who have not obtained permission from us for digging bore wells. But we were not registering police complaints against such people, as people will die without water.”
Note: Separate application to be submitted for each drilling rig along with the prescribed fee of Rs.5000/- and shall be deposited at any branch of CANARA BANK, Bangalore to the current A/C No.0788201052332 and the copy of paid challan has to be enclosed with the application.
If some one vilates the rule penalty for violation will be
» Imprisonment upto five years and/or fine upto Rs 1 lakh

» Upto seven years in jail for noncompliance even after punishment

CGWA guidelines

» Only one well in one compound
» The diameter of the well not to exceed 100 mm
» Capacity of the pump not to exceed 1HP
» Water to be used only for drinking and domestic purposes
» Rainwater harvesting system must on the premises

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