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The Irrigation Act, 1876

( ACT NO. III OF 1876 )

Person who distrains may be called on to produce account
84. If any person distrains half or more than half of any crop on account of which water-rate is due, such person shall be bound, on requisition by the canal-officer, to furnish him with an account showing how the produce thus distrained has been appropriated in payment of such rent, and the canal-officer shall be entitled to challenge such account before any Court compe-tent to try suits for arrears of rent in respect of the land in question, and such Court, if it finds that the value of the crop distrained was in excess of the amount of rent which has been due for a period not longer than a year, together with the cost of the distraint, may require the distrainer to pay the water-rate due on such crop.

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