Compulsory Basic Water-Rate, Culturable Commanded Area, Drainage Work,
Irrigation Work, Lands Under Irrigable Command, Minor Irrigation Work,
Occupier, Outlet, Owner, Staple Cereal Crop, Vessel, Water Cess, Water
Course, Water Rate
AN ACT To’.CONSOLIDA AND AMEND THE –
MENT AND LEVY OF WATER- RAE.
AND CESS-INFORCE IN DIFFmNT – ‘
. PARTSOF THE STATEOF , . .
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and – ,
amend the laws’-relatingto.irrigation,zssess.meni and ‘ . ‘ – :
levy ,of ‘water rate and cess in force in different parts
of the.’State-of Orissa; – .
It is’hereby, enacted by the Legislature of the-
State of Orissa in’the Tenth.Year’uftbe Republic
of India as fol1bivs:-
., . .
1.(I)This Act -may be called the Orissa Irrigation short title
(2).- ‘ It extends to the whole of the State of
Act, 1959. . A
- Section 1 shaU come into .force at once. Appljad~a
The State Government may, by notification in the
Official Gazette, apply2 the rest of the provisions of
this Act, or any portion thereof to any Iocaf area or
I. or Statement ofObjects and Reasons, see Orism Gaze~tc,Extiaordi.
nary, dated the 4th December 1957 mo. 486) adfor Report of Seled
Commttee see ibld, dated the 13thDeamber 1958 (No. 614).
- Sections 2 to.56 came into forct with effect from 1st June1961 in the
whole ofthe State of Orisss except the area where water asks and are
king1- under the provisions of the Bengd Xrrjprion Ad. 1876(Ben.ActUZ
of 1876 ) and thc Madras Irrigation Cess Act, 1865 ( Mad. Act VIIof
1863, vi& (a)jflotiiication No.24431, dated 24-51961, published intho
Orha~arclte,Extraordinary(No. 362), dated 25-5-1961, (b)No. 35904, dated
30-5-1963, ,(c) No.35096, dated 30-5-1963 and (4No.35098,datcd 30-5-1963,
pnbluhed In Iht Orisra Gazeffe, Extraordinary, (No. 378) dated 30-5-1963.THBORISSAIRRIGATIONL ICT,:959
[Or. Act 14
to any irrigation work or class of irrigation works,
and may also, by .z like notjficaticn sr;bsequently.
exclude any portion of such local area or any such
irrigation work ~r class of irrigation works from the
operatio11of.this Act, from such date as may.bc specified
- On the date of application of this Act- or
any portion thereof to any local ares or to any irriga-
.. tion work or class of irrisation works by a notification.
under sectjsn 2, sxhof the ‘Acts specified.inthe Sche-
dule and the riiles and orders made thereunder as
were in force in the area ?o wllic’ri they spply and a11
laws, rules 01. orders in force and applicable to
the aruas other than those mentimed ir: the Schedule
and now forming part of thz , State-of,Orissa shall
in rcspeci of that area or arezs or nuy irrigation
work or class of irrigation ivorks, stni~drcpeded:
Provided ,that such repeal’shallnot affect-
((I) lhe-previous, operati& of the said Acts,
rules and ordcrs, or anything duly done
or suffered thereunder ;or.
(b) any -right, privilege, obligation or liability
acquircd, accrued or incurred under-the
said Acts, rulcs, laws or orders; or
(c) any pcnal~y,fc-rfeiture or gunishment in
respect of any offence’ committed under
the said Acts, rules, Iaws or orders; or
(d) any investigation, legal proceedings or
reniedy iil rcspct of any such right,
privilege,obligation, lizbility, forfeiture or
punishment as aforesaid, and any such
invesji~ztion, legal proceedings or any
action far remedy may be continued,
enforccd or institutcd with respect to any
,.act previotisly donc and any such penalty,
forreiturc or p~~nis!~me!lt may he imposed
as if this Act or any porli~nthereof b;ld
not come into force.
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