After Kaveri’s death, Belagavi district administration to act tough on illegal borewells

After Kaveri’s death, Belagavi district administration to act tough on illegal borewells

BELAGAVI: The district administration has banned digging of private borewells with immediate effect, implementing the government order passed on August 20, 2016.   This is following the death of six-year-old Kaveri who died after she fell into a dry open borewell at Zunjarwad village of Athani taluk.   Hit by drought and depletion of groundwater table, the state had virtually banned new borewells in 45 of its 175 taluks. But the digging continued and borewells continued to mushroom. Now, the district administration has instructed ground water directorate and tahsildars to…

80 child marriages prevented last year in Belagavi district

80 child marriages prevented last year in Belagavi district

BELAGAVI: The department of women and child development prevented over 80 child marriages in the district in 2016.This performance is better compared to the previous year when the department had rescued 62 underage girls from entering the wedlock. Despite this, child marriage continues to be a matter of concern in areas bordering Maharashtra. Yaadi Mein Shaadi,, a tradition in which a marriage is conducted overnight, has become a big challenge for officials. No invitation cards are printed and very few guests are invited to the wedding that takes place late…