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Deep wells drilled despite ban in close proximity to Iranaimadu Tank

Deep wells drilled despite ban in close proximity to Iranaimadu Tank

A decision was made in the District Coordinating  committee for Kilinochchi District that no deep drilling well shall be dug without the permission Water Resource research Board.

However, three large deep drilling wells are being constructed in close proximity to Iranaimadu Tank, said Secretary of Iranaimadu Farmers’ Association, Sivamohan.

Elaborating further he said, three   large deep drilling wells are being constructed with the aid of powerful machinery  in areas in close proximity to Iranaimadu tank.

Three wells of the same kind were drilled in Mulankavil recently and the drawing of water  on an experimental basis, the neighboring people said that the water level in their well dropping. This matter was brought to the notice of the Coordinating Committee,  and Co-Chairs issued a firm order that water should be drawn from Mulankavil   drilled wells.

In this contex the construction of deep drilling well will suck out the Iranaimadu waters, we are afraid, he said

He also said that the relevant official should take due action.


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