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Abstract:This Act regulates irrigation, drainage and canal construction and maintenance waterworks. The Act consists of 11 Parts divided into 75 sections.The Provincial Government shall be entitled to use and control, for public purposes, the water of all rivers and streams, and of all lakes, subsoil water or other natural collection of still water. Canal Officers acting under the orders of the Provincial Government may enter on any land and use the water for the purpose of any existing or projected canal or drainage-work (Part II). Canal Officers may clear land, inspect and regulate water-supply, execute all works which may be necessary for the purpose of repairing or preventing accidents, and do all acts necessary for the proper prosecution of any enquiry relating to any existing or projected canal (sects. 14 and 15). Any person desiring to use the water of any canal may apply in writing to the Canal Officer as provided for in section 16. Section 20 provides for the supply of water from a canal through an existing water-course or change of source of water supply of any land. Sections 21-29 deal with the following matters: applications for the acquisition of land for construction works; application for the transfer of existing water courses; expenses to be paid by applicants; rules and conditions to be followed by the applicant. Part IV prescribes rules and conditions for the supply of canal water. Water charges and levies are provided for in Part V. Any vessel entering or navigating any canal contrary to the rules of this Act, may be removed or detained by the Divisional Canal Officer, and if any person causes the obstruction of any river, stream or drainage-channel the Government may order the removal or other modification of such obstruction (Part VI and VII). The remaining Parts contain provisions on obtaining labour for canal and drainage works and penalty provisions. Keywords:Law, legislation, drainage, irigation, water
Abstract:This Act provides for the establishment of the Coastal Development Authority, for its composition and its management.The Authority shall be responsible for: overall development, improvement, beautification and coordination of coastal areas; identification, coordination, and execution of monitoring development schemes/activities which include drinking water facilities, development of fisheries, and development of marketing facilities; undertake research in development planning of various activities; etc.The Act further provides for the establishment of a Coastal Development Authority Fund. Keywords:Law, legislation, coastal zone management, coastal