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The Manual of Canal and Drainage i

THE MANUAL OF
CANAL AND
DRAINAGE LAWS
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CONTENTS
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S. Page
No. No.
Preamble 1
Part I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title 2
2. Repeal of Acts 2
3. Interpretation clause 2
4. Power to appoint officers 7
4A. Organizations of Farmers 8
Part II
OF THE APPLICATION OF WATER
FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES
5. Notification to issue when water-supply is to be 9
applied for public purposes
6. Power of Canal Officers 10
7. Notice as to claims for compensation 10
8. No compensation to be awarded for any damage 10
9. [Deleted] 11
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10. [Deleted] 11
11. Abatement of rent on interruption of water-supply 12
12. Enhancement of rent on restriction of water-supply 12
13. [Deleted] 13
Part III
OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND
MAINTENANCE OF WORK
14. Power to enter and survey, etc 13
14A. Irrigation Schemes 14
15. Power to enter for repair and to prevent accidents 15
16. Application be person desiring to use the canal- 15
water
17. Provincial Government to provide means of 17
crossing canals
18. Persons using water-course to construct works for 17
passing water across, road, etc.
19. Adjustment of claims between persons jointly 18
using water-course
20. Supply of water through intervening water- 19
courses or change or source of water supply
20A. Special powers of Divisional Canal Officer to 31
initiate cases under Section 20
20B. Cutting of supply for any land not being irrigated 31
at site
21. Application for acquisition of land and 32
construction of works thereafter
22. Procedure of Canal Officer thereupon 33
23. Application for transfer of existing water-course 34
24. Liability to acquisition 36
25. When applicant may be placed in occupation 36
26. Appeal against awards and reviews 37
27. Collector, [Executive District Officer (Revenue)] 38
and Canal Officer to have powers of Civil Courts
etc.
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28. Expenses to be paid by applicant before receiving 39


occupation
29. Conditions binding on applicant placed in 40
occupation
30. [Deleted] 41
Part IV
OF THE SUPPLY OF WATER
31. In absence of written contract, water supply to be 42
subject to rules
32. Conditions as to 42
Part V
OF WATER-RATES
33. Liability for unauthorized use of water from canal 45
or water-course
34. Liability when water runs to waste 49
35. Appeals and revisions 49
36. Charge on occupier for water, how determined 52
37. "Owner’s rate" 53
38. Amount of owner's rate 54
39. Owner's rate when not chargeable 54
40. When occupier is to pay both owner's rate and 54
occupier’s rate
41. Power to make rules for appointing owner's rate 54
42. When owner is to pay owner's rate 54
43. Effect of introduction of canal irrigation on 55
landlord's right to enhance
44. Water rate by whom payable when charged on 55
land held by several owners
45. Certified dues recoverable as land-revenue 55
46. Power to contract for collection of canal dues 56
46A. Agreement with Organization of Farmers 56
47. Lambardars may be required to collect canal dues 56
48. Fines excluded from sections 45, 46, 47 57
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Part VI
OF CANAL-NAVIGATION
49. Detained of vessels violating rules 57
50. Recovery of fines for offence in navigating canals 58
51. Power to seize and detain vessels on failure to pay 58
charges
52. Power to seize cargo or goods, if charges due 58
thereon are not paid
53. Procedure for recovery of such charges after 58
seizure
54. Procedure in respect of vessel abandoned and 59
goods un-claimed
Part VII
OF DRAINAGE
55. Power to prohibit obstructions, or order their 60
removal
56. Power to remove obstruction after prohibition 60
57. Preparation of schemes for works of improvement 61
58. Power of persons employed on such scheme 61
59. Rate on lands benefited by works 61
59A. Prohibition and control regarding the discharge of 61
effluent into canal and drainage works
60. Recovery of rate 63
61. Disposal of claims to compensation 63
62. Limitation of such claims 63
62A. Management of sub-soil water 63
Part VIII
OF OBTAINING LABOUR FOR
CANALS AND DRAINAGE-WORKS
63. Definition of labourer 64
64. Power to prescribe number of labours to be 64
supplied by person benefited by canal
65 Procedure for obtaining labour for works urgently 65
required
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66. Liability of labourers under requisition 66


Part IX
OF JURISDICTION
67. Jurisdiction under this Act of Civil Courts 67
68. Settlement of difference as to mutual rights and 67
liabilities of persons interested in the use of water
from a canal outlet
68A. Power to restore interrupted supply 85
69. Power to summon and examine witnesses 90
Part X
OF OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
70. Offences under the Act 90
70A. Compensation to person injured 95
71. Saving of prosecution under other laws 96
72. Compensation to person injured 96
73. Power to arrest without warrant 96
74. Definition of Canal 96
Part XI
ON SUBSIDIARY RULES
75. Power to make, alter and cancel rules 97
76. Publication of rules 99
Schedule 99
RULES UNDER CANAL AND DRAINAGE 100
ACT, 1873
THE CANAL AND DRAINAGE (EXTENSION) 163
ACT, 1964
CANAL AND DRAINAGE ACT (EXTENSION 164
TO III LORA CANAL OF BANNU DISTRICT)
ORDINANCE, 1969
CANAL AND DRAINAGE (EXTENSION TO 166
ROHRI CANAL AREA) ORDINANCE, 1970
THE LAMBARDAR AND HIS DUTIES 167
CANAL PATWARI AND HIS DUTIES 169
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THE W.P. IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT 193


CANAL DIVISIONAL PATWARIS SERVICE
RULES, 1962
ZILLADAR AND HIS DUTIES 199
THE W.P. IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT 219
ZILLADAR SERVICE RULES, 1963
THE W.P. IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT 229
DEPUTY COLLECTORS SERVICE RULES, 1962
THE W.P. IRRIGATION ENGINEERS SERVICE 237
(CLASS I) RULES, 1967
THE W.P. IRRIGATION ENGINEERING 251
SERVICES (CLASS II) RULES, 1967
RECLAMATION OF THURLANDS 266
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GUIDANCE OF 277
CANAL OFFICERS IN THE PREPARATION
AND MODIFICATION OF WARABANDIS
RULES FOR REMISSIONS ON ACCOUNT OF 282
FAILED CROP'S
INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING 287
MAINTENANCE AND PREPARATION OF
URDU FORM NO. 9-A (TANAZA FORM)
PRINCIPAL CROPS GROWN ON THE 289
CANALS IN THE PUNJAB
RULES FOR EXTRA SUPPLY OF CANAL 291
WATER FOR GARDENSAND ORCHARDS
INSTRUCTIONS ON ACQUISITION OF LAND 298
NEW SUPPLY TO REFUGEES 303
PERENNIAL SUPPLY TO NEW AREAS 304
AREAS RECEIVING SUPPLY PRIOR TO 1950 305
NOTIFICATION ON REVISION OF 306
CHAKBANDI
NEW AREAS OF EXISTING CANAL 307
IRRIGATION FROM DAMAGED OUTLETS 308
UNAUTHORISED IRRIGATION 310
PROCEDURE OF ASSESSMENT 314
TAWAN 316
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INSTRUCTIONS/HINTS FOR WARABANDI 318


PREPARATION
CHANGE OF WATER TURNS FALLING IN 323
DAYTIME INTO THOSE AT NIGHT AND VICE
VERSA IN CASE OF WARABANDI UNDER
SECTION 68 OF ACT, VIII OF 1873
INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING WARABANDI 324
CASES
DELEGATION OF POWERS 327
LATEST NOTIFICATIONS 330
THE PUNJAB MINOR CANALS ACT, 1905 365
THE PUNJAB SOIL RECLAMATION ACT, 1952 409
THE PUNJAB IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE 472
AUTHORITY ACT, 1997
CHASHMA RIGHT BANK CANAL PROJECT 483
(CONTROL AND PREVENTION OF
SPECULATION IN LAND) RULES, 1978
ON-FARM WATER MANAGEMENT AND 490
WATER USERS' ASSOCIATIONS
ORDINANCE, 1981
WATERCOURSE 501
SCARP TRANSITION AND IMPROVEMENT 509
PROJECT
POWERS OF S.D.C.O. TO THE DEPUTY 520
COLLECTOR
CANCELLATION OF GARDEN SUPPLY 521
PROCEDURE FOR DEBITING OF EXTRA 522
SUPPLY OF CANAL WATER FOR GARDENS
TO THE ACCOUNT OF QUOTA
EXTRA SUPPLY OF CANAL WATER FOR 526
SUGARCANE CROP (SUGAR MILL ZONES)
RULES, 1987
NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE 528
IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE AUTHORITY
ACT, 1977
THE NORTH- WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE 555
WATER USERS’ ASSOCIATIONS
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ORDINANCE, 1981
NORTH- WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE 572
CHASHMA RIGHT BANK CANAL PROJECT
(CONTROL AND PREVENTION OF
SPECULATION IN LAND) ORDINANCE, 1971
BALOCHISTAN CANAL AND DRAINAGE 581
ORDINANCE, 1980
BALOCHISTAN OCCUPIER'S RATES 621
(ABIANA) RULES, 1984
BALOCHISTAN IRRIGATION AND 627
DRAINAGE AUTHORITY ACT, 1997
BALUCHISTAN WATER USERS' 653
ASSOCIATIONS ORDINANCE, 1981
BALUCHISTAN OCCUPIERS RATES (ABIANA) 667
RULES, 1981
SINDH IRRIGATION ACT, 1879 672
SINDH IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE 719
AUTHORITY ACT, 1997
THE SINDH IRRIGATION WATER USERS' 741
ASSOCIATIONS ORDINANCE, 1982
THE SINDH IRRIGATION WATER USERS' 754
ASSOCIATION RULES, 1982
SINDH WATER MANAGEMENT 759
ORDINANCE, 2002
CANAL AND DRAINAGE (EXTENSION TO 837
ROHRI CANAL AREA) ACT, 1991
INSTRUCTION ON SURVEY OF 
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THUR 838
& SEM (AFFECTED AREAS)

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