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Borewell Drilling: Permission Required & Distance from boundary wall: Hyderabad

I have purchased land and is going in for construction in Hyderabad. May I know if any permission has to be taken for digging bore in my Land or if I can call the borewell agency directly and ask them to dig. And also what should be the distance from the neighboring wall to the bore well. Kindly advice?

Hakeem

shaikabdul_hakeem@syntelinc.com

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Dear Hakeem,

As far as Andhra Pradesh is concerned, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) created by the Government of India as per a directive of the Supreme Court has so far notified Midijil Mandal of Mahabubnagar District, Tirupati (rural) Mandal of Chittor District and Vempalli Mandal of Cuddapah district in Andhra Pradesh for regulation of groundwater development and Armur Mandal of Nizamabad District, Husnabad Mandal of Karimnagar District, Bachchannapet Mandal of Warangal district, Rolla of Ananthapur district, Kadiam of East Godavari district, Sodam of Chittor district, Medchal of Ranga Reddy district and Chityal of Nalgonda district for registration of groundwater abstraction structures (i.e. wells).

If your land falls outside the above mandals, you are free to construct wells at any place in your own land. It is however better you take the expert advice of a hydrogeologist/geophysicist to select a well site where you get adequate water of good quality.

While selecting a well site, it is desirable to ensure that there is no well interference between your proposed well site and any existing well in your neighbour's land. This is achieved by keeping some safe distance between them.

It may so happen sometimes that the only best available site for a well in your land is close to your neighbour's well. If this is what your hydrogeologist advises, you have to go ahead with such a well.

While selecting a well site close to a compound wall, you have to ensure that well construction does not in any way damage the compound wall.

Good luck with your well and construction project.

Dr. R. Jagadiswara Rao
Retired Professor of Geology
Sri Venkateswara University
Tirupati, AP 517502
rjagadiswara@gmail.com

Dr. R. Jagadiswara Rao, Professor of Geology Retired, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, AP 517502, India rjagadiswara@gmail.com

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Dear Mr.Hakeem,

You have not mentioned the location of your land in Hyderabad.Even though there are no specific orders to curtail drilling of borewells within Hyderabad ,couple of years back govt.of A.P cautioned drilling contractors to take permission from local administration before going for drilling of bore wells within the jurisdiction of Hyderabad.This was in force for some time.I am not aware of this order`s present status.

You may better consult local administrators or officials of state Ground water Board for specific details.

Since ground water is available in granitic country only in zones that have fractures please do contact reputed Hydrogeologists/Geophysicists for proper identification of favourable spot with in your land.Since usually the plots are of about 400 to 500 sq.yds in size conventional resistivity survey may not be possible.

The expert in such cases uses his subjective judgement taking note of nearby wells/borewells details.Now a days drillers are randomly drilling to depths beyond 300 ft, assuming water to be present at deeper depths.This assumption has unfortunately led to over exploitation of meagre quantities of ground water.Due to huge costs involved in deeper drilling please do take all precautions and follow expert advice to avoid failure.

Regards,

Dr.P.R.Reddy
N.G.R.I,Hyderabad-500606

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Dear Shaik Abdul Hakeem,

My compliments to you for being a responsible citizen and volunteering to understand the procedures involved with drilling of Borewells. The fact is while there is Water, Land and Trees (WALTA) Act which is largely violated due to ignorance. However it is only people who can implement the rules and not regulators.

I suggest you get in touch with the Director AP State Groundwater Department Sri B.M.Murali Krishna Phone 040-23221672, Fax 23225602 and email: apsgwd@ap.nic.in

Best Regards,

Dr. K.A.S.Mani
Project leader
Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems (APFAMGS)
Hyderabad

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Dear Hakeem,

The distance between two bore wells are based on hydrogeological condition of that area. If it is a domestic well then a minimum of 100 feet apart is advisable in hard rock region like Hyderabad. For industries and agriculture it is different.

Regarding permission to bore a well in Hyderabad, I have no information about it but one can request permission from concerned Municipal Administration or Panchyat Raj, if it is in the rural. In general, I have not heard people applying for permission to drill bore hole but it is adviceable to get permission from Municipal administration or get the on going practice in that area and follow it. Hope this will be suffice for your clarification.

Regards

Dr.M.Thangarajan
Retired Scientist-G
National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI)
Hyderabad

5. Digging of borewell

Respected Sir,

I am P. Khadar basha from Kurnool (Dist) Midthur (M) Chowtkur (P). I studied M.Sc.B.Ed, I am interested to cultivate agri-crops. I have 10 acres land near my village (800 mts distance).  I dug a borewell in my land four times at different places.  But there is no water. Out of four, three  are failed. One had 1.5 inches of water, which was not sufficient. That’s why we closed that.  How can we know where there is groundwater? Please advise us. I had so much loss.

I have empty space near my house. If groundwater is available here, what steps should I take? Any government permission require to pipeline from my house to my land?

Please give me your precious advices. I shall be ever grateful to you for this.

Yours Obediently.

P. Khadar Basha
Mobile: 9966738178
Mail: Khadarbanu@gmail.com

6. Permission about borewell

I want to dig a borewell in Jodhpur Rajasthan, and want to use water for commercial purposes. From where I should get permission for that and what is the whole process like. Kindly explain.

Thanks

7. Digging of borewell

Dear Sir,

I am a farmer from West Godavari Dist., Gopalapuram Mandal. I have 10 acres of land with a well and a borewell and also proper electricity connection since 1961. Recently our neighbour (also a farmer) constructed (digging) a borewell within 100 mtrs limit. Our mandal is in Woltcact. We did not object to my neighbour's borewell at the time of digging but later the water level in my well (with borewell) iwas slowly declining. So I was tried to dig a borewell near the well. But our neighbor objected to our digging of the new borewell. So pl suggest the legal issues in this case. My well was constructed before the formation of Waltact. Now can I file the case against my neighbours borewell. I was facing the problem at the time of fitting the electricity motor in my well. (We had some accidents) so was planning to apply for permission to convert my well in to Borewell. Pl suggest the proper rules & regulations with reference to the aforementioned problem.

Thanks

Nageswarara Rao

8. Borewell digging outside the plot

I have found some people in my locality (Manjeera nagar, of Alwal, Secunderabad) digging the borewells out side of their plots because they have already constructed huge buildings. On seeing the water level going down in the existing borewells, below 300-400 ft., they started digging new borewells outside thier plots.


My question is, "Can borewell digging be permitted outside of one's plot"
Can some one respond?

9. Need advise on legal position of borewell company

My wife is a poor farmer having one acre land. We drilled a borewell on 14-12-2011 spending Rs.67,365/-.We have paid the full amount on the spot for that and  have taken the bill. We have tried to insert the submersible pump on 21-12-2011 i.e. within one week because we didn't want the crop season to lapse.

We could go up to 45 feet only, against the total drilling depth of 425 feet where the driller has inserted the casing pipe up to 133 feet as per the soil conditions. We have paid for the cost of casing pipe as Rs.300 per feet. 

When we asked the rig owner about  this problem, the drilling owner is demanding another Rs.50,000/- for rectification.
We wish to add that we have gone for a 6/kg.cm sq special pipe as per the advise of the driller against the 6 kg cm sq recommended by the geologist.

Kindly advise us whether the responsibility of the rig owner ceases on completion of drilling the borewell.  Is the rig owner responsible to make the necessary alterations in the borewell in order to insert the pump set at the required depth.

Now the rig owner is demanding money for rectifying the borewell to insert the pump up to the required depth. Kindly advise the manner in which  we have to proceed against the rig owner.

Kindly advise regarding the legal position.

Sreelakshmi Manne
9133498366

10. Need information regarding bore well rules

I am Prasad from Tanakallu Mandal, Anatapur district. I have 3 acres of land where I want to dig a bore well. For that I need to know what are the rules regarding borewell digging and what is the distance between 2 bore wells?

Thanks

11. Is there any limit for borewell depth?

I am staying in a residential area which does not have heavy ground water resources.

Already, most of the house owners have drilled to the maximum (600 ft ) depth, but still water is reducing year after year and after, and owners are digging deeper in double the ratio with out implementing contingency plan.

I have a question here, is there any limitation on the depth of the borewell? The main reason why such a question arises is because if we keep digging like this neighbours' borewells and water quantity is affected.

Thanks

12. Digging of borewell - Legal issues

Hi all,

I am a farmer from Chittoor Dist., Vayalpad Mandal. I have 10 acres of land with a well and a borewell and also proper electricity connection since 1961.

Recently our neighbour (also a farmer) constructed (dug) a borewell within 100 mtrs limit. We did not object to my neighbour's borewell at the time of digging but later the water level in my well (with borewell) started declining slowly. So I tried to dig a borewell near the well. But our neighbor objected to our digging of the new borewell. So please suggest the legal issues in this case.

My well was constructed before the neighbour's borewell. How to get the permission to dig borewell in my land or can I file a case against my neighbour's borewell. Please suggest the proper rules & regulations with reference to the aforementioned problem.

13. Adopting distance criteria between wells

Dear Mohan,

Groundwater department and WALTA prescribed distance criteria between two wells i.e distance between two shallow borewells, shallow dugwells, deep borewells etc. In addition, construction of new wells in over-exploited areas also banned.

During the construction stage if rules are flouted and a complaint is lodged to the concern department, action will be taken to stop the drilling. For necessary guidance kindly contact District Groundwater Water Department, located in Chittoor.

14. Damage to my porperty

Firstly, I have constructed a house on my land, around ten years ago. During that time the area which my house located did not come under the Municipal Corporation jurisdiction. Now recently the area was declared an urban area and the authorities are asking for my house's blue print. My house is of R.C.C. make and only one storage.

Secondly, my dear friend had started constructing his house and is damaging my property. I had told him about this personally, but in vain. Again I requested him regarding the same. But again no response about my complaint. Instead he challenged me to stop his construction work, by complaining against him, if I am brave enough.

What can I do about it?. Please kindly suggest the judicial procedure. (Indian Law)

15. Need Info regarding challenge concerning borewells

Hi,

We have 12 acre of agriculture land near Tirupati. I am interested in going for a borewell in my land.

So if someone has any idea of the challenges concerning borewells, please give me the details.

My mail id: mr.muralikrishnaj@rediffmail.com

Thanks,

Murali

16. Is it possible to know the number of borewells in Andhra Pradesh

Is it possible to know the number of borewells in Andhra Pradesh, district wise from 1960 till date? Where can we find this information?

17. Need information about drilling borewell in Andhra

Dear Sir/Ma'am,

I'm K.Kishore. I have 10 acres of agricultural land in Venkatagiri, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. In rainy season only, I cultivate the land due to water availability. Two months back, I dug 3 borewells, but from those wells I didn't get any water. Please show me the right way, whome I should  meet to dig a borewell in right place to get water. Please forward the details to my mail id.

Thanking you,

K.Kishore

18. Can I dig borewell close to another borewell without legal issue

Dear Sir,

I am a farmer from Anantapur Dist., Rapthadu Mandal. I have 5 acres of land with a well and a borewell and also proper electricity connection since 1994. Recently our neighbour (also a farmer) constructed (dug) a borewell within 100 mtrs limit. We did not object to my neighbour's borewell at the time of digging but later the water level in my well (with borewell) started declining slowly.

So I tried to dig a borewell near the well. But our neighbor objected to our digging of the new borewell. So please suggest the legal issues in this case.

19. Can I dig a borewell outside my house, no space inside

Hi ,

I am from Hyderabad, is it legal to dig a borewell outside of our own house if there is no space inside or if the building is already constructed.

Is there any direction instructed by court or govt ? I see many people are digging the borewell outside their house because they have already constructed their house and cannot damage or break it.

Thanks,
Suresh
Sureshgajre@gmail.com

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