Imposition of water rate
4. [(1) Whenever the Government is of opinion that lands within any area are benefitted or are likely to be benefitted by water supplied or regulated by the Government or by the Board or by the Corporation through any canal during any financial year, the Government may, by notification, declare its intention to impose in such area, hereinafter referred to as the notified area, a water rate for such financial year.]
(2) On the publication of a notification under sub-section (1), any person interested in any land likely to be affected by the imposition of the water rate referred to in the notification may, within a period of one month from the date of publication of the notification, prefer objections to the Government to the inclusion of such land in the area in respect of which the declaration has been made under sub-section (1).
(3) On the expiry of the period referred to in sub-section (2) for preferring objections, the Government may, after considering the objections, if any, received within such period, by notification,-
(a) withdraw the declaration intending to impose a water rate, or
[(b) declare that a water rate in the area in respect of which the declaration under sub-section (1) was made or any part thereof shall be imposed.]