Shimla, June 15
Himachal Kisan Sabha (HKS) has written to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to draw his attention to illegal and unregulated extraction of groundwater in villages adjacent to towns and tourist places.
“These people include hoteliers, private institutions or people who have purchased land in rural areas. The water tanker mafia is also very active in the local panchayats, which is selling water from local sources without a permit,” said HKS president Kuldeep Tanwar. “Due to this, the natural water sources of the surrounding villagers are drying up and are facing severe water crisis,” he said.
Expecting the intervention of the government in this regard, the Himachal Kisan Sabha demanded that no private person, institution, commercial organization or society should extract groundwater through bore well/ tube well/ hand pump without the permission of the gram sabha.
Besides, illegally dug bore wells should be stopped immediately, every water tanker be registered, the details of water tanker sources of all commercial establishments, hotels be recorded.
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