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THE AGRICULTURAL AND SANITARY IMPROVEMENT ACT, 1920

(ACT NO. VI OF 1920).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 13th October, 1920  
  
     1 An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the construction of drainage and other works for the improvement of the agricultural and sanitary conditions of certain areas in Bangladesh.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to the construction of drainage and other works for the improvement of the agricultural and sanitary conditions of certain areas in Bangladesh;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF WORKS AND PROCEDURE THEREON
3. Procedure by the Collector on receipt of application for the undertaking of a work
4. Order after inquiry
5. Engineer to prepare Scheme
6. Publication of scheme
7. Procedure in the case of minor schemes
8. Power of Collector to reject or accept, scheme
9. Procedure in the case of major schemes Appointment of committee
10. Committee to consider major schemes
11. Committee to forward scheme to Government for consideration
12. Order by the Government on the scheme
13. Engineer to execute scheme
14. Compulsory acquisition of land needed for purposes of this Act
15. Advance of, or security for, cost of work
16. Power to enter into or upon, land forming part of a local area
APPORTIONMENT AND RECOVERY OF COSTS
17. Report by Engineer on completion of work
18. Procedure on receipt of report
19. Collector to determine amount recoverable and prepare detailed statement
20. Procedure on completion of detailed statement
21. Realization of costs due
22. Recovery of arrears as arrears of land-revenue
MISCELLANEOUS
23. Compensation for consequential damage
24. Limitation to claim for compensation
25. Procedure for determining compensation
26. Matters to be considered in determining compensation
27. Additional costs
28. Drainage works subject to laws relating to public embankments
29. Lands and works how to be vested
30. Maintenance or works
31. Administration of capitalized cost of maintenance
32. Penalty for constructing wires, etc., obstructing public drainage
33. Powers of the Commissioner, etc., in taking evidence
34. Proceedings not to be invalidated by irregularities
35. Power of Government to make rules
36. [Omitted]
 
 

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