Digging a borewell illegally (without complying with the norms) would attract a fine of Rs 1 lakh and the wells without registration will attract a fine of Rs 25,000.
Repeat incidents of children falling into abandoned borewells in Tamil Nadu had prompted the state government to notify rules early in 2015, mandating safety measures, including filling discarded wells upto ground level.
Chottanikkara: The dangerous levels of mercury and cyanide detected in well water of Kureekkad area, near Chottanikara has set off panic among residents of the 20 households in the region. It is feared that a private gold jewellery manufacturing unit nearby is the source of contaminants. After the