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The Jute Regulation Act, 1940 (Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. V OF 1940 )


2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-


(1) “Collector” means the Collector of the district and includes the Deputy Commissioner and any Government servant, other than a Police officer, appointed by the Government to exercise all or any of the functions of the Collector under this Act;


(2) “Committee” means a Union Jute Committee constituted under this Act;


(3) “Director of Land Records” means the person appointed by the Government to be the Director of Lands Records or to exercise all or any of the functions of the Director of Land Records under this Act, and includes every person who for the time being performs the duties of that office;


(4) “grow”, with its grammatical variations when used in relation to jute, includes 'sow' and the grammatical variations thereof, irrespective of whether the jute is harvested or not;


(5) “grower of jute” means any person who, either for his own consumption or for sale, and whether by himself or by members of his family or by hired labour or by adhiars or bargadars or bhagdars, grows jute in any year on any land in his possession;


(6) “jute” means the plant known botanically as belonging to the genus Corchorus, and includes all the species of that genus, whether known commonly as pat, kosta, nalia or by any other name, and also means the plant known botanically as hibiscus cannabinus and commonly as mesta;


(7) “land” includes any land covered with water at any time of the year but does not include any land on which, with the written permission of the Government or of a Government servant authorised by the Government in this behalf, jute is grown in any year for bona fide experimental or demonstrational purposes;


(8) “licensee” means a person to whom there has been issued under section 10 a licence which is still in force;


(9) “notification” means a notification published in the official Gazette;


(10) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;


(11) “recording officer” includes the Director of Land Records and any person appointed by him to perform all or any of the duties of a recording officer under this Act;


(12) “rules” means rules made under this Act;


(13) “Subdivisional Magistrate” means the Magistrate in charge of the subdivision of the district;


(14) “Union” includes a local area or group of dwellings declared to be a village, a village or group of villages constituted as a Union under any law for the time being in force.

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