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THE NORTHERN INDIA CANAL AND DRAINAGE ACT, 1873

Title : THE NORTHERN INDIA CANAL AND DRAINAGE ACT, 1873

Year : 1873



Except where herein otherwise provided, all claims against the State Government in respect of anything done under this Act may be tried by the Civil Courts; but no such Court shall in any case pass an order as to the supply of cannal-water to any crop sown or growing at the time of such order.



Whenever a difference arises between two or more persons in regard to their mutual rights or liabilities in respect of the use, construction or maintenance of a water-course, any such person may apply in writing to the Divisional Canal-officer stating the matter in dispute.Such officer shall thereupon give notice to the other persons interested that, on a day to be named in such notice, he will proceed to inquire into the said matter.And, after such inquiry, he shall] pass his order thereon, unless he transfers (as he is hereby empowered to do) the matter to the Collector, who shall thereupon inquire into and pass his order on the said matter.
Such order shall be final as to the use or distribution of water for any crop sown or growing at the time when such order is made, and shall thereafter remain in force until set aside by the decree of a Civil Court.



Any officer empowered under this Act to conduct any inquiry may exercise all such powers connected with the summoning and examining of witnesses as are conferred on Civil Courts by the {See now the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act 5 of l908).} Code of Civil Procedure, and every such inquiry shall be deemed a judicial proceeding.
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