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THE DEVELOPMENT ACT, 1935

(ACT NO. XVI OF 1935).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 3rd October, 1935  
  
     1 An Act to provide for the development of lands in Bangladesh and to impose a levy in respect of increased profit resulting from improvement works constructed by the Government.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the development of lands in Bangladesh and for that purpose to impose a levy in respect of increased profits resulting from improvement works constructed by the Government and to provide further powers in regards to works of improvement;

2[ * * *]It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Preliminary notification of intention to impose improvement levy
4. Publication of particulars
5. Abandonment of intention or declaration of intention to impose improvement levy
6. [Omitted]
7. Imposition of Improvement levy
8. Estimate of increased outturn of produce from agricultural land
9. Fixing value of increased outturn
10. Maximum limit and incidence of improvement levy
11. Additional improvement levy in certain cases
12. Amount of improvement levy after realisation of capital cost and other charges
13. Preparation and publication of statements of imposition of improvement levy
14. Notice of demand
15. Republication of statements and revised notice of demand
16. Supplementary statements
17. Appeals in regard to improvement levy
18. Bar to objections to improvement levy, except as provided in this Act
19. Copies of entries in statement
20. Power of Collector to grant abatement or remission of improvement levy
21. Collection of improvement levy
22. Refunds
23. Recovery of arrears and other dues
24. Power to enter on land and to cut and remove crops
25. Power to compel production of statements and documents
26. Power of Collector to enforce attendance of witnesses and production of documents
27. Dues payable under other Acts in respect of improvement work
28. Supply of water and application of rules under the Irrigation Act, 1876
29. Right to supply of water
30. Power to carry out drainage work
31. Power to prohibit, remove or modify obstructions to the passage of water in channels
32. Power to modify obstructions to the passage of water through or over land
33. Notification of dead or decayed rivers
34. Limitation of claims for compensation
35. Claims for compensation
36. Determination of amount of compensation
37. Appeals for certain decisions and orders of Collector
38. Costs
39. Restrictions on enhancement of rent of agricultural lands in notified area
40. Publication of notifications
41. Proceedings not to be invalidated by irregularities
42. Bar to suits for compensation
43. Indemnity
44. Rules
SCHEDULE
 
 

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