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THE DAMODAR VALLEY CORPORATION ACT, 1948

Title : THE DAMODAR VALLEY CORPORATION ACT, 1948

Year : 1948

[ACT NO. 14 OF 1948]1*
[27th March, 1948.]

An Act to provide for the establishment and regulation of a Corporation for the development of the Damodar Valley in the Provinces of Bihar and West Bengal.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment and regulation of a Corporation for the development of the Damodar Valley in the Provinces of Bihar and West Bengal:

AND WHEREAS in pursuance of section 103 of the Government of India Act, 1935, (26 Geo. 5, c. 2.) resolutions have been passed by all the Chambers of the Provincial Legislatures of the said Provinces to the effect that certain matters dealt with in this Act which are enumerated in the Provincial Legislative List should be regulated in those Provinces by Act of the Dominion Legislature;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-

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1. This Act has been amended in the State of West Bengal by West Bengal Act 3 of 1956

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PART I
INTRODUCTORY



(1) This Act may be called the Damodar Valley Corporation Act,1948

(2) It extends to the States of Bihar and West Bengal.

(3) It shall come into force on such date [2nd April,1948 see Gazette of India, Part I,p.391.] as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint in this behalf.



In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-

(1) "Corporation" means the Damodar Valley Corporation;

(2) "Damodar Valley" includes the basin of the Damodar river and its tributaries;

(3) "Member" means a member of the Corporation and includes the Chairman;

(4) "Participating Governments" means the Central Government, the State Government of Bihar and the State Government of West Bengal;

(5) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under section 59;

(6) "State Government" means the Government of Bihar or as the case may be of West Bengal, and "State Government" means the Governments of Bihar and West Bengal;

(7) "Regulations" means the regulations made by the Corporation under section 60.

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