Irrigation Authority Act

Irrigation Authority (Irrigation Area) (Northern Plains Irrigation Project – Phase II Block 2 and Block 3) Regulations 2002

[GN 9 of 2003 – 25 January 2003] [Sections 14 and 21]

1. These regulations may be cited as the Irrigation Authority (Irrigation Area) (Northern Plains Irrigation Project – Phase II Block 2 and Block 3) Regulations 2002.

2. In these regulations –

"Act" means the Irrigation Authority Act.

3. For the purpose of section 14 of the Act, the area specified in the Schedule shall be an irrigation area.

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FIRST SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

NORTHERN PLAINS IRRIGATION PROJECT – PHASE II BLOCK 2 – BELLE VUE PILOT/FOND DU SAC

Description of area bounded as follows and starting at about 230 metres from the Vale Roundabout, along the A5 Motorway.

Towards the North –By A5 Motorway, on a south easterly direction over a length of about 2350 metres.
Towards the East –By estate road running through Belle Vue S.E, on a south westerly direction over a length of 325 metres;

By estate road running through Belle Vue S.E, on a north westerly direction over a length of about 330 metres;

By estate road running through Belle Vue S.E, on a south westerly direction over a length of 745 metres;

By estate road running through Belle Vue S.E, on a north westerly direction over a length of about 630 metres;

By estate road running through Belle Vue S.E, on a south westerly direction over a length of 1080 metres;

By estate road running through Belle Vue S.E, on a north west westerly direction over a length of 70 metres;

By estate road running through Belle Vue S.E, on a south westerly direction over a length of 350 metres.
Towards the South –By private properties, on a north westerly direction, over a length of 660 metres.
Towards the West –By private properties, on a north easterly direction, over a length of 130 metres;

By private properties, on a north west westerly direction, over a length of 140 metres;

By private properties, on a north easterly direction, over a length of 190 metres;

By private properties, on a north west westerly direction, over a length of 70 metres;

By private properties, on a north easterly direction, over a length of 115 metres;

By private properties, on a north west westerly direction, over a length of 300 metres;

By Plaine des Papayes Royal Road, on a north easterly direction, over a length of 160 metres;

By private properties, on 8 lines measuring 400 metres,
100 metres, 120 metres, 25 metres, 95 metres, 130 metres, 110 metres and 60 metres, respectively;

By Plaine des Papayes Royal Road, on a north easterly direction, over a distance of 260 metres;

By private properties, on lines measuring 24 lines measuring 210 metres, 310 metres, 30 metres, 120 metres, 140 metres, 130 metres, 65 metres, 120 metres, 120 metres, 70 metres, 60 metres, 40 metres, 50 metres, 210 metres, 100 metres, 50 metres, 50 metres, 45 metres, 110 metres, 310 metres, 270 metres, 520 metres and 240 metres, respectively;

By Plaine des Papayes Royal Road, on a north easterly direction, over a length of 210 metres.

Exclusion

The CWA pumpstation, Gamma Civic Crushing plant, as well as the old chimney and its surrounding orchard on the Sauzier's plot, do not form part of the irrigation area.

Project description

The project area covers about 380 hectares, entirely occupied by small planters growing mainly sugar cane. The small planters shall be grouped in a Water User's Association.

Source of water

The source of water shall be from La Nicoliére Reservoir via the A5 Main Distribution Pipeline, which has already been constructed and shall be operational upon completion of Midlands Dam.

Irrigation works and equipment

The irrigation works within the small planter's land consist of laying of underground pressure pipelines at a minimum depth of 920 millimetres. A delivery main of length 3.5 kilometres consisting of pipes of diameters ranging from 300 millimetres to 400 millimetres, shall provide water to the underground submains of diameters varying from 200 millimetres to 300 millimetres and to the laterals of diameters 160 millimetres and 200 millimetres. The irrigation system proposed is a combination of solid set sprinkler and centre pivot irrigation system and shall operate on a daily basis to provide water doses at scheduled intervals of time. During rainy periods or during the sugarcane harvest season, the irrigation dose shall be reduced.

Organisation

All irrigation equipment required to irrigate the lands shall be provided by the Irrigation Authority who shall also be responsible for the major maintenance, including replacement of all fixed assets, underground pipeline and sprinkler equipment. The Water User's Association shall be responsible for the day to day operation and minor maintenance of the project.

Revenue

Pursuant to section 19 of the Irrigation Authority Act, irrigation dues shall be fixed after consultation with the Irrigation Board. The dues will be levied on the acreage of land in any irrigation area. The dues shall be paid –

(a) in respect of any land planted wholly or partly with sugar cane by the broker to whom the sale price of the sugar accruing to the planter is paid without incurring any liability to any person;

(b) in respect of land planted, otherwise than with sugar cane, by the owner or occupier of such land at such time and in such manner as the Authority may determine.

Inspection of drawing

The drawing showing the project area in detail may be inspected at the Authority's office in Port Louis.

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SECOND SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

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