The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) announced that the applications for the registration of borewells will be received until April 30, 2013. According to the Karnataka Ground Water Authority Order and Act 2012, all existing users of groundwater in the notified area have to register their borewell within 120 days of the notification and therefore had to be submitted by April 3. However, it has now been extended until the end of the month and will also be asking for an explanation for the delay in submitting the application in writing. A BWSSB release said that failure to register within the deadline will amount to penalty of Rs. 2,000, or imprisonment for three months, or both.

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