Haryana Municipal (Inspection and Proper Regulation of Encamping Grounds) Bye-laws, 1976
Published vide Haryana Government Notification No. GSR 91/..../76, dated 16.4.76
(i) "Executive Officer" or "Secretary" means the Officer acting for the time being, as Executive Officer or Secretary of the committee;
(ii) "Health Officer" means the Officer acting, for the time being as Health Officer of the committee and shall include any Officer deputed by the committee to act for him or any person authorised by the committee to act in this behalf;
(iii) "Encamping Ground" means any land or plot of land belonging to an owner or lessee in a municipality which is used or is intended to be used for the purposes of establishing camps and includes vacant sites adjoining a building if that site is used for camps;
(iv) "Owner or lessee" means owner or lessee of an encamping ground and shall include his authorised agent or representative;
(v) "service latrine" means a latrine cleaned by a sweeper;
(vi) "water-borne latrine" means a latrine cleaned by a water-carriage system;
(vii) "Premises" include any structures, tents, lands and easements of any encamping ground.
(viii) "scavenging" means the removal of filth, rubbish, ordure or other offensive matter from a privy, urinal, cesspool, or other common receptacle for such matter in or pertaining to an encamping ground.3. Where, under these bye-laws, any act is required or authorised to be done or permission given by the committee, the same may be done or given on behalf of the committee, by the Executive Officer or Secretary or Health Officer or other authorised officer or servant, and where, under any of such bye-laws, notice is required to be given by the committee, the same shall be treated as sufficiently authenticated, if it is signed by the Executive Officer or Secretary or Health Officer. 4. The Health Officer shall be the sole judge of the adequacy of the means taken to comply with any of these bye-laws. 5. No lands or plots of land shall be used as encamping grounds without previous permission of the committee. 6. Any owner or lessee intending to establish or allow the establishment of a camp or camps on any land situated within the municipality shall intimate in writing his intention of doing so to the Executive Officer or Secretary one month prior to the date of such establishment. He shall also furnish the following particulars along with the intimation:-
(a) Approximate number of tents intended to be pitched up;
(b) Approximate number of persons who will occupy the camp;
(c) Approximate number of animals that will be kept in the camp; and
(d) The probable dates of opening and closing the camp.7. No building or structure of any kind shall be erected at an encamping ground without obtaining the previous sanction of the committee. 8. The committee shall undertake the scavenging of every encamping ground during the period a camp is established thereon. Seats and pans for latrines and filth receptacles and bins, etc. shall be provided by the committee. In all other respects the premises shall be cleaned and put under proper sanitary conditions by the owner or lessee who is responsible for establishing the camp. 9. Every owner or lessee shall provide an adequate number of kitchens, bathing places, privies, latrines and urinals at an encamping ground on suitable sites which shall be got approved by the Health Officer prior to establishing or allowing the establishment of a camp or camps. 10. All water-borne latrines, water closets and urinals shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of the Drainage bye-laws of the committee. 11. All service-latrines and privies shall be so constructed that all solids fall directly into a movable receptacle of metal or pottery fittings close beneath the seat. 12. The floor of every kitchen, bathing place, latrine, privy and urinal shall be of lime concrete either asphalted or portland cemented or of tiles or of any other impervious material and shall be at least five inches above the level of the surface of the adjoining ground and shall slope to the drain in such a way that liquid will flow off quickly. 13. The height of walls of every bathing place, latrine, privy or urinal shall be at least three feet above the floor. 14. A drain shall be provided for every latrine, privy, urinal, bathing place or kitchen. Such drain shall be constructed of glazed pipes or other impervious material and shall connect the floor of the latrine, privy, urinal, bathing place or kitchen with-
(a) a municipal drain, or
(b) a private soakage pit or a cesspool constructed of masonry with a cast iron movable covering so that there shall be adequate access thereto for the purpose of cleaning.15. Every fire place in a kitchen shall be provided with a proper flue to afford free means of exit for smoke and below each chulha there should be a stone slab. 16. Every owner or lessee shall make adequate and suitable arrangements for stables and cow-houses at an encamping ground which shall be provided and maintained subject to the provisions of the bye-laws applicable to stable and cow-houses in the municipalities. 17. No bazar or shops shall be permitted at an encamping ground. 18. Slaughter of animals at an encamping ground shall be prohibited. 19. All births and deaths at an encamping ground shall immediately be reported to the Health Officer as required by law. 20. All cases of infectious diseases mentioned in annexure at an encamping ground shall be reported to the Health Officer within forty eight hours under Section 144 of the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973. In the interest of the persons occupying the camp it is extremely desirable to have such cases removed to an Isolation Hospital. The Health Officer shall arrange for their removal. 21. All necessary measures shall be adopted by the owner or lessee for ensuring anti-malaria precautions. Any directions issued in this connection, by the Health Officer, shall be complied with. 22. No stray tins or chatties shall be left out or pits made where water may collect and lead to mosquito breeding. 23. Provision shall be made for adequate use of disinfectants and deodorants, etc. viz., cresol, crude oil tar and lime. 24. The owner or lessee of an encamping ground shall afford all possible facilities at all times, to the employees of the committee for the inspection of the camp and for carrying out their respective duties. 25. The owner or lessee or other person incharge of camp or camps shall, after the camp is closed, promptly remove all waste and other materials, fill up pits and do all things necessary to restore the site to its original condition to the satisfaction of the Health Officer. 26. These bye-laws shall not apply to pitching of tents in the compounds of houses, but such pitching of tents shall be subject to the sanitation bye-laws as laid down by the committee and provided they are not retained for more than a period of three months without sanction of the committee. 27. In consideration of the services rendered by the committee and for supply of conservancy plant, a fee at the following rates shall be charged from the owner or lessee of the encamping ground at whose instance a camp is established :-
.... two rupees per tent per day.
(2) Servants tents
.... one rupee per tent per day.
.... one rupee per animal per day.
(Referred to in Bye-law 20)