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The Agricultural Development Corporation Ordinance, 1961 (East Pakistan Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. XXXVII OF 1961 )

Chapter VI


Schemes and projects for development
29. In schemes or projects involving acquisition and development of land or terracing or levelling of land or soil conservation or soil reclamation, the Corporation may provide for all or any of the following matters, that is to say,-
(a) the acquisition under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, as modified by Chapter VII of this Ordinance, of any land or any interest in land necessary for, or affected by the execution of the scheme or project;
(b) the acquisition by purchase, lease, exchange or otherwise of such land or interest in land;
(c) the retention, letting on hire, lease, sale, exchange or disposal otherwise of any land vested in or acquired by the Corporation;
(d) the relaying of any land comprised in the scheme or project, reservation of any land, not exceeding such portion of the total area as may be specified by regulations, for the common purposes of the village or villages comprised therein, the redistribution of the rest of the land among the owners of the property, and the management of the land reserved for such common purposes;
(e) the layout and construction of market places, villages and settlements including the demolition of existing buildings and the erection or re erection of buildings by the Corporation or the owners, or by the Corporation in default of the owners;
(f) the provision of facilities for communication, including the layout and alteration of roads, streets, foot paths, bridle paths, aerodromes and waterways;
(g) the provision of open spaces, national parks, nature reserves, forests and forest parks;
(h) the breaking up, cultivation, afforestation or plantation of lands, and the raising, lowering or reclamation of any land for the production of food-grains, fruits, vegetables, fuel, fodder and similar other things, and the provision of means of irrigation and irrigation channels by the Corporation, or the owners, or by the Corporation in default of the owners;
(i) the draining, water supply and lighting of streets and sanitation of villages and settlement, and market places;
(j) the provision of a system of drains or sewers for the improvement of Oil drained and insanitary localities;
(k) the provision of fisheries, poultry farms, livestock farms, dairy farms, sheep farms, bee farms and similar other farms;
(l) the installation, management, maintenance and encouragement of public utility undertakings, rural trades and crafts, industries, and works connected with agriculture;
(m) the doing of all acts intended to promote the well being and prosperity of the Project Area; and
(n) the advancing as loan to the owners, occupiers or tenants of land comprised in the scheme or project upon such terms and conditions as to interest and sinking fund and other matters as may be specified in the scheme or project, of the whole or part of the capital requisite for breaking up and cultivation of land, construction of water courses, sinking of wells, purchase of cattle and of agricultural implements and machinery, for seeds and for any purpose subsidiary to agriculture and for erection of houses, godowns and cattle sheds.

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