The Agricultural and Sanitary Improvement Act, 1920

( ACT NO. VI Of 1920 )

1An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the construction of drainage and other works for the improvement of the agricultural and sanitary conditions of certain areas in Bangladesh.

 
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the construction of drainage and other works for the improvement of the agricultural and sanitary conditions of certain areas in Bangladesh;
 
 
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 

CONTENTS

SECTIONS

1. Short title, extent and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Procedure by the Collector on receipt of application for the undertaking of a work

4. Order after inquiry

5. Engineer to prepare Scheme

6. Publication of scheme

7. Procedure in the case of minor schemes

8. Power of Collector to reject or accept, scheme

9. Procedure in the case of major schemes Appointment of committee

10. Committee to consider major schemes

11. Committee to forward scheme to Government for consideration

12. Order by the Government on the scheme

13. Engineer to execute scheme

14. Compulsory acquisition of land needed for purposes of this Act

15. Advance of, or security for, cost of work

16. Power to enter into or upon, land forming part of a local area

17. Report by Engineer on completion of work

18. Procedure on receipt of report

19. Collector to determine amount recoverable and prepare detailed statement

20. Procedure on completion of detailed statement

21. Realization of costs due

22. Recovery of arrears as arrears of land-revenue

23. Compensation for consequential damage

24. Limitation to claim for compensation

25. Procedure for determining compensation

26. Matters to be considered in determining compensation

27. Additional costs

28. Drainage works subject to laws relating to public embankments

29. Lands and works how to be vested

30. Maintenance or works

31. Administration of capitalized cost of maintenance

32. Penalty for constructing wires, etc., obstructing public drainage

33. Powers of the Commissioner, etc., in taking evidence

34. Proceedings not to be invalidated by irregularities

35. Power of Government to make rules

36. [Omitted]