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Irrigation & Waterways

West Bengal Irrigation (Imposition of Water Rate) Act, 1974

An Act to provide for the imposition of water rate in areas where water supplied from irrigation works executed, maintained or controlled by the State Government is available for irrigation and for certain matters ancillary thereto and connected therewith.

West Bengal Act XLVI of 1974
West Bengal Irrigation (Imposition of Water Rate) Act, 1974

An Act to provide for the imposition of water rate in areas where water supplied from irrigation works executed, maintained or controlled by the State Government is available for irrigation and for certain matters ancillary thereto and connected therewith.

  1. Short title and extent
  2. Definitions
  3. Act to override other laws
  4. Preliminary notification for imposition of water rate
  5. Notified area for imposition of water rate
  6. Imposition of water rate
  7. Liability for payment of water rate
  8. Assessment of water rate
  9. Power to grant remission
  10. Copies of entries in assessment list
  11. Arrears of water rate recoverable as public demand
  12. Field channels for free passage of water for irrigation or drainage through or over all lands
  13. Penalty for diversion of normal flow of water from field channel or canal by obstruction etc.
  14. Indemnity
  15. Power to make rules
  16. Repeal and Savings

Download: West Bengal Irrigation Act, 1974