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The Forest Act, 1927

( ACT NO. XVI Of 1927 )

Chapter II

OF RESERVED FORESTS

Power to acquire land over which right is claimed
11. (1) In the case of a claim to a right in or over any land other than a right-of-way or right of pasture, or a right to forest-produce or a water-course, the Forest Settlement-officer shall pass an order admitting or rejecting the same in whole or in part.
 
 
(2) If such claim is admitted in whole or in part, the Forest Settlement-officer shall either-
 
 
(i) exclude such land from the limits of the proposed forest; or
 
 
(ii) come to an agreement with the owner thereof for the surrender of his rights; or
 
 
(iii) proceed to acquire such land in the manner provided by the 1[Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance, 1982 (II of 1982)].
 
 
(3) For the purpose of so acquiring such land
 
 
(a) the Forest Settlement-officer shall be deemed to be a Collector proceeding under the 2[Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance, 1982 (II of 1982)].
 
 
(b) the claimant shall be deemed to be a person interested and appearing before him in pursuance of a notice given under section 9 of that Act;
 
 
(c) the provisions of the preceding sections of that Act shall be deemed to have been complied with; and
 
 
 
 
(d) the Collector, with the consent of the claimant, or the Court, with the consent of both parties, may award compensation in land, or partly in land and partly in money 3[, or wholly in money].

  • 1
    The words, comma, figures and brackets "Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. II of 1982)" were substituted, for the words, comma and figure "Land Acquisition Act, 1894" by section 4 of the Forest (Amendment) Act, 1990 (Act No. VIII of 1990)
  • 2
    The words, comma, figures and brackets "Acquisition and Requisition of Immovable Property Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. II of 1982)" were substituted, for the words, comma and figure "Land Acquisition Act, 1894" by section 4 of the Forest (Amendment) Act, 1990 (Act No. VIII of 1990)
  • 3
    The comma and words ", or wholly in money" were inserted by section 4 of the Forest (Amendment) Act, 1990 (Act No. VIII of 1990)
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