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The Development Act, 1935

( ACT NO. XVI OF 1935 )

Power to prohibit, remove or modify obstructions to the passage of water in channels
31. The Government may, if it is of opinion that in any area to be specified in a notification the hole or part of any river, stream, natural water-channel or natural drainage-course should be open to the unrestricted passage of water, exercise such powers as may be exercised under the Irrigation Act, 1876, with regard to the prohibition, removal or modification of obstructions in any river, stream, natural water channel or natural drainage-course, and the provisions contained in the Act with regard to and, subject to the provisions of section 35, incidental to exercise of such powers shall be applicable mutatis mutandis so far as they may reasonably be applied.

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