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Section 45A – The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

 

 

45A. Penalty for contravention of certain provisions of the Act.—

 

1[45A. Penalty for contravention of certain provisions of the Act.—Whoever contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or fails to comply with any order or direction given under this Act, for which no penalty has been elsewhere provided in this Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both, and in the case of a continuing contravention or failure, with an additional fine which may extend to five thousand rupees for every day during which such contravention or failure continues after conviction for the first such contravention or failure.]

 

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Scope

Contravention of any of the provisions of this Act or failure to comply with any order or direction given under the Act, for which no penalty has been elsewhere provided in this Act, is punishable with imprisonment upto three months or with fine upto ten thousand rupees, or with both. Continuing contravention or failure is punishable with an additional fine upto five thousand rupees for day during which such contravention or failure continues after first conviction.

 

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1. Ins. by Act 53 of 1988, sec. 25 (w.e.f. 29-9-1988).

 

 

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