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Section 10 – The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act,1904

The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act,1904

10A. Power of Central Government to control mining, etc., near ancient monument

(1) If the 1[Central Government] is of opinion that mining, quarrying, excavating, blasting and other operations of a like nature should be restricted or regulated for the purpose of protecting or preserving any ancient monument; the 1[Central Government] may, by notification in the 2[Official Gazette], make rules

(a) fixing the boundaries of the area to which the rules are to apply,

(b) forbidding the carrying on of mining, quarrying, excavating, blasting or any operation of a like nature except in accordance with the rules and with the terms of a licence, and

(c) prescribing the authority by which, and the terms on which, licences may be granted to carry on any of the said operations.

(2) The power to make rules given by this section is subject to the condition of the rules being made after previous publication.

(3) A rule made under this section may provide that any person committing a breach thereof shall be punishable with fine, which may extend to two hundred rupees.

(4) If any owner or occupier of land included in a notification under sub-section

(1) proves to the satisfaction of the 1[Central Government] that he has sustained loss by reason of such land being so included, the 1[Central Government] shall pay compensation in respect of such loss.]


1 S. 10A ins. by the Ancient Monuments Preservation (Amendment)Act,1932 (18 of 1932), s.2.

2 Subs. by the A.O. 1937, for “L.G” .

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