The Punjab Flood Plain Regulation Act 2016
The basic purpose of this legislation is to regulate the construction in the flood plains of Punjab. Its preamble says that whereas it is necessary to regulate construction in flood plains for flood mitigation and development of water resources and to deal all other ancillary matter. Almost every year floods cause havoc and destruction in the Punjab and especially in areas close to river banks. Often floods resulted in great loose of property and life and one of the main reason of such loses is the construction of human dwellings in the flood plains or near river bank. Through this act Government restricted the construction of buildings in such areas hence tried to mitigate the losses during flood seasons.
In the following link you can download the PDF copy of The Punjab Flood Plain Regulation Act 2016.