Dimapur, February 9: In view of preventing small children falling into abandoned bore/tube wells the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of India has informed to all concerned that the Supreme Court of India had issued guidelines regarding the construction and abandonment of bore wells/tube wells in all parts of the country.
The owner of the land/premises, before taking any steps for constructing bore well/tube well must inform in writing at least 15 days in advance to the concerned authority.
Registration of all the drilling agencies both Government/Private etc, should be mandatory for erection of barbed wire fencing or any other suitable barrier around the well during construction. In case of pump repair, the tube well must be cover and abandoned bore wells should be filled-up by clay/sand/boulder, etc from bottom to ground level
The District Magistrate would issue order regarding the punishment for violation under Criminal Code of Procedure, 1973.
(Page News Service)