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(e) recover the cost of any expense incurred by it in this regard from the owner as arrears of land revenue.

(7) Any person prosecuted under clause (a) of sub-section (6) shall on conviction be punishable with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend up to three years or with a fine which may extend up to ten thousand rupees, or with both and in the case of a continuing offence, with a further fine which may extend up to five hundred rupees per day during which such offence continues after first conviction.

69. Removal or discontinuance of unauthorised development of temporary nature.(1) Notwithstanding anything herein before contained in this chapter, where any person has carried out any development unauthorisedly as indicated in sub-section (1) of section 68, but of a temporary nature, the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned may, by an order in writing direct that person to remove any such structure erected or work done, or discontinue the use of land within fifteen days from the receipt of the order or as specified therein and if thereafter the person does not comply with the order within the said period, the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned may authorise any of its officers or employees, to have such work summarily removed or such use summarily discontinued without any notice, as directed in the order and any further unauthorised development, shall be removed or discontinued summarily without making any order as aforesaid.

(2) The Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned may recover the cost of any expenses incurred by it in this regard from the owner as arrears of land revenue.

(3) Government may, if deemed necessary appoint such additional officers and staff, as may be prescribed, to ensure that the powers specified in sections 68 and 69 are exercised.

70. Applicability of the provisions to a Joint Planning Committee.- For the purposes of this Chapter, a Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat may also include a Joint Planning Committee constituted under section 41 of the Act.ee

71. Power of the Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils etc. to prepare Land Pooling Schemes.- Subject to the provisions of this Act or any other law in force, a Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat, Village Panchayat may, for the purpose of implementing the proposals contained in the Plans under this Act, prepare one or more Land Pooling Schemes for any part of the area within its jurisdiction and get them sanctioned by the Government in the prescribed manner:

Provided that the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat may entrust the preparation of the Land Pooling Scheme to a Development Authority having jurisdiction over the area constituted under this Act:

Provided further that the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat shall permit any development in such area only with the concurrence of the Development Authority: Provided also that the Government may entrust a Land Pooling Scheme to a Development Authority if it deems fit.

72. Contents of Land Pooling Scheme.— The Land Pooling Scheme shall, inter alia, contain the following particulars, namely:

(a) the boundary, extent, ownership, tenure and existing use of all original plots covered by the Land Pooling Scheme;