Groundwater 'overexploited' in 30 taluks

The State government has declared 30 taluks in the State where groundwater has been “overexploited” and has made it mandatory to obtain permission from competent authority for sinking borewells in these taluks.

The taluks are: Badami, Bagalkot, Devanahalli, Doddaballapur, Hosakote, Nelamangala, Anekal, Bengaluru East, Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Belagavi, Ramadurga, Hagaribommanahalli, Kadur, Chitradurga, Holalkere, Jagalur, Bangarpet, Kolar, Malur, Mulbagal, Chikkaballapur, Chintamani, Gauribidanur, Gudibande, Shidlaghatta, Srinivaspur, Ramanagar, Chikkanayakanahalli, Koratagere and Madhugiri taluks.

Citizens should obtain permission from a committee headed by the deputy commissioner, for sinking borwells in these taluks.

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