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

( Ordinance NO. XXXVII OF 1961 )

Chapter VII


Acquisition in urgent cases
39. (1) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare any area to be an area required immediately for development or for any other purpose similar to the purposes of a scheme or project, and direct the Corporation to undertake in respect of such area all or any of the measures which may be undertaken under any scheme or project.
(2) After a notification has been issued under sub section (1) in respect of any area, the Corporation may apply to the Collector, who after giving such reasonable notice as may be prescribed to the owners and occupiers, shall deliver possession of any land in such locality to the Corporation and the land shall thereupon, notwithstanding anything contained in the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, vest absolutely in the Corporation free from all encumbrances subject only to payment of compensation under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, as modified by this Ordinance.

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