The Punjab Land Improvement Schemes Act,1963
Punjab Act No. 23 of 1963
Received the assent of the President of India on the 10th May,1963, and first published for general information in the Punjab Government Gazette (Extra.) Legislative Supplement, Part I of 18th May,1963.
An Act to provide for the making and execution of the land improvement schemes including schemes, for soil conservation, improvement of soil resources prevention or mitigation of soil erosion, protection of land against damage by floods or drought, from drainage or other works incidental to, or connected with, such purposes.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Punjab in the Fourteenth year of the Republic of India as follows:-
Statement of Objects and Reasons ” On account of heavy rains, floods, winds and indiscriminate grazing by cattle, goats and sheep, extensive erosion of the rich and fertile soil is going on both in the hills and plains of Punjab. It is, therefore, necessary to enact a legislation to provide for the making and execution of land improvement schemes including schemes of soil resources, prevention and mitigation of soil erosion and protection of land against damage mentioned above and to provide for farm drainage and other works incidental to and connected with such purposes so that powers of land in the catchment areas are persuaded to implement the schemes framed on the basis of the latest technique of soil conservation” . (Punjab Government Gazette Extraordinary, dated the 27th February,1963).
Section 1. Short title
This Act may be called the Punjab Land Improvement Schemes Act.,1963.