174. Disinfection of building and articles.
(1) If the Nagar Panchayat or, as the case may be, the Council is of opinion that the cleansing or disinfecting of a building or any part thereof or of any article therein, which is likely to retain infection, will tend to prevent or check the spread of any disease, it may, by notice require the owner or occupier to cleanse or disinfect the same in the manner and within the time prescribed in such notice.
(a) within the time specified as aforesaid from the receipt of the notice the person on whom the notice is served to have the building or part thereof or the article disinfected, or
(b) the occupier or owner, as the case may be, gives his consent,
the Nagar Panchayat or the Council may, at the cost of such owner or occupier, cause the building or part thereof and articles to be cleansed and disinfected:
Provided that the Nagar Panchayat or the Council may, in its discretion pay the whole or any part of such cost.