Cash reward for giving information about unused borewells

Giving information about abandoned and open borewells in Punjab after a month from now will fetch a reward of Rs 5,000, said officials Thursday.The reward was announced two days after the Punjab government ordered the closure of all open borewells in the state within a month.Borewells have been frequently proving to be death traps for children all over India.In a bid to ensure closure of all borewelle within the stipulated deadline in Punjab, it was also proposed to start criminal proceedings against persons, failing to seal their open borewells within a month.
The twin measures were proposed to prevent the recurrence of Sangrur-like incident in which a two-year-old toddler died after slipping into a 150-foot-deep borewell shaft and remaining stuck in it for 109 hours.

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