The Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Act, 1957
[Act No. 20 of 1957]
[8th June, 1957.]
An Act to establish in the economic interest of India greater public control over the coal mining industry and its development by providing for the acquisition by the State of unworked land containing or likely to contain coal deposits or of rights in or over such land, for the extinguishment or modification of such rights accruing by virtue of any agreement, lease, licence or otherwise, and for matters connected therewith.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-