167. Remission for calamity by court decreeing claim for arrears.-
(1) If it Appears to a court passing a decree for arrears of rent that the area of the holding was so decreased by diluvion or otherwise, or that the produce thereof was so diminished by drought, hail, pests, deposit of sand or other like calamity during the period for which the arrears are claimed, or that the full amount of rent payable by the tenant for that period cannot be equitably decreed, it may, with the sanction of the collector, allow such remission from the rent payable by the tenant for that period as it deems fit.
(2) The court allowing such remission shall submit the record of the case for confirmation of the order passed by it to the collector.
(3) No remission made under this section shall be deemed to vary the rent payable by the tenant otherwise than for the period in respect of which such remission was made.
(4) When remission of rent is granted in accordance with the provisions of this section, the collector shall, on the application of the landlord, grant a remission of revenue in proportion to the rent remitted for the corresponding area belonging to the same landlord.