Over 20,000 Illegal Borewells Found in Delhi, DJB Informs NGT

Delhi Jal Board revealed to the National Green Tribunal that there are 20,552 illegal borewells in Delhi. Most borewells, 9,128, were in northwest Delhi followed by 6,681 in southwest Delhi. DJB plans to take action against illegal borewells, focusing on areas with groundwater exploitation. Delhi suffers from a 300 MGD water shortfall amidst increasing demand and decreasing Yamuna levels.

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