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Development Committees Law (1993)

Section 9: The Committee shall, in respect of the following duties and functions, implement and supervise in accordance with the existing laws;
(a) drawing up plans and carrying out town planning;
(b) carrying out works for water supply;
(c) carrying out works for sanitation;
(d) carrying out works for disposal of sewage;
(e) carrying out works for lighting of roads;
(f) construction, supervision and maintenance of markets owned by the Committee;
(g) granting permission for the establishment of privately-owned markets and supervising them;
(h) establishing cattle markets and supervising them;
(i) stipulation of conditions in respect of roadside stalls;
(j) stipulation of conditions in respect of bakeries and restaurants;
(k) stipulation of conditions in respect of dangerous trade;
(l) carrying out precautionary measures against fire, flood, storm and natural disaster;
(m) establishing cattle slaughter houses, granting permission for slaughtering of cattle for public consumption and Supervising sale of meat;
(n) administration of ferries;
(o) stipulation of conditions in respect of small loan business;
(p) administration of Slow-moving Vehicles;
(q) construction and maintenance of roads, bridges;
(r) prescribing road bye-laws and the use of road, name of road and number for the
building;
(s) construction and maintenance of buildings under the charge of the Committee;
(t) granting permission for construction of private buildings within the Development
Committee boundary limit and supervision thereof;
(u) with the approval of the Ministry, granting permission for the construction and
supervision of private buildings in rural area outside the Development Committee boundary
limit specified by notification;
(v) demolition of squatter buildings;
(w) granting permission for opening lodging houses and supervision thereof;
(x) supervising the keeping and breeding of animals within the Development area and
disposal of carcasses;
(y) arresting of wandering insane persons, lepers, beggars and handing over to the authority
concerned;
(z) rounding-up, keeping in custody of wandering animals and disposing them;
(aa) construction and maintenance of gardens, parks, play grounds, swimming pools, public
baths and recreation centres;
(bb) allotting and supervising cemeteries, constructing and maintaining crematoriums;
(cc) with the approval of the Ministry, demolishing of cemeteries and using of land for
other purposes;
(dd) executing other development works in the public interest;
(ee) carrying out other duties assigned by the Ministry from time to time.