Minerals Development Act, 1940

Compensation for damage under Part III.

25.—(1) Whenever damage to the surface of any land is caused, either directly or indirectly, by the exercise by the licensee under a State acquired minerals licence or a mining facilities licence of his rights under such licence, the said licensee shall be liable to pay compensation (in this Act referred to as compensation for damage under Part III) for such damage.

(2) The amount of compensation for damage under Part III shall, in default of agreement, be determined in accordance with the provisions of Part VII of this Act.