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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Declaration of State land as pasture land.

3. Leasing of pasture land vested in the Land Commissioner.

4. Power of Land Commissioner or authorized officer to terminate any lease agreement.

5. State Lands (Recovery of Possession) Act, No. 7 of 1979, to apply.

6. Maintenance of records.

7. Power of entry and inspection.

8. Minister may revoke Order made under section 2.

9. Offences and penalties under this Act.

10. Regulations.

11. Interpretation.

4 of 1983.

AN ACT to provide for the reservation of certain state land as pasture land, for the leasing of such land, for the recovery of possession of such land from persons in unauthorized possession or occupation thereof, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 27th January, 1983]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Pasture Lands (Reservation and Development) Act.

2. Declaration of State land as pasture land.

The Minister may from time to time, with the concurrence of the Minister in charge of the subject of lands, by Order published in the Gazette declare any State Land to be reserved as pasture land (hereinafter referred to as "pasture land”).

3. Leasing of pasture land vested in the Land Commissioner.

The Land Commissioner or an officer authorized in writing by him in consultation with the Director of Animal Production and Health (hereinafter referred to as the "Director”) shall lease any pasture land to any State institution or body of persons, whether corporate or unincorporated (hereinafter referred to as the "lessee”) engaged in the business of livestock breeding, where he is satisfied that such institution or body of persons has the capacity to manage and develop such pasture land.

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