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Section 5 – The Punjab Land Improvement Schemes Act,1963

The Punjab Land Improvement Schemes Act,1963

Section 5. Functions of District Land Improvement Committees

(1) A District Land Improvement Committee may direct the preparation of a land improvement scheme for the whole or a part of the notified Area within the district, which may provide for all or any of the following matters: –

(i)Prevention of erosion of soil;

(ii) Preservation and improvement of soil;

(iii)Reclamation of waste land;

(iv)Improvement in the methods of cultivation including dry farming practices and extension of cultivation;

(v) Construction of earth and masonary works in fields, gullies and ravines;

(vi)Training of streams;

(vii) Planting and preservation of trees, shrubs and grass on uncultivable land or providing shelter-belts against wind or sand movement;

(viii)Regulation of prohibition of firing of vegetation;

(ix)Improvement of water supply;

(x) Farm drainage and other works incidental to, or connected with any of the aforesaid purposes;

(xi)Any other matter, which may be prescribed.

(2) On the direction being issued under sub-section (1), the Soil Conservation Officer shall prepare in the prescribed manner a [for Haryana ” draft scheme] [For Punjab draft scheme in the Punjab Language] which amongst other things shall contain the following particulars:-

(i) Objects of the Scheme;

(ii) The boundaries and approximate areas of the land to be included in the scheme;

(iii) The persons, including the Government, who will be affected by the scheme;

(iv)The works to be carried out under the scheme;

(v) The agency through which the works shall be carried out; and

(vi)Such other particulars as may be considered necessary.

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