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16. General Powers of Board.-

For the purpose of efficiently performing its functions under this Act, every Board may, within its area of operation,-

(a) acquire, hold and dispose of such property, both movable and immovable, as it deems necessary;

(b) undertake such preliminary investigation or surveys or other measures as it deems necessary;

(c) inspect or cause to be inspected any works undertaken by any Government interested concerning the regulation or development of the inter-State river or river valley;

(d) conduct and co-ordinate research or various aspects of the conservation, regulation or utilisation of water resources, such as water power generation, irrigation, navigation, flood control, soil conservation, land use and connected structural and design features;

(e) collect such topographical, meteorological, hydrological and sub-soil water data as it deems necessary;

(f) publish statistics or other information relating to the various aspects of the regulation or development of the inter-State river or river valley;

(g) require any Government interested to furnish such information as the Board may require in relation to-

(i) the measures undertaken by that Government for the regulation or development of the inter-State river or river valley;

(ii) the topographical, meteorological, hydrological and sub-soil water data;

(iii) such other matters as may be prescribed.



River Boards Act, 1956 Back




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