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The Warehouses Ordinance, 1959 (East Pakistan Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. LXVI OF 1959 )

Chapter I


2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) “Agricultural produce” means paddy, rice, jute, gram, rape-seed, wheat or any other crop which may be declared by the Government by notification in the official Gazette, to be agricultural produce for the purposes of this Ordinance;
(b) “depositor” means a person who tenders his agricultural produce to the warehouse-man for storing in his warehouse and includes any person who lawfully holds a receipt issued by the warehouse-man in respect of such produce and derives title to it by proper endorsement or transfer from the depositor of his lawful transferee;
(c) “Director” means the Additional Director of Agriculture (Marketing), Government of Bangladesh;
(d) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
(e) “receipt” means a warehouse receipt drawn in conformity with the rules made under this Ordinance and issued by a warehouse-man to a depositor showing that certain agricultural produce described therein have been deposited in his warehouse.
(f) “warehouse” means any building, structure or other protected enclosure which is used or may be used for the purpose of storing of any agricultural produce;
(g) “warehouse-man” means a person who has taken out a licence under section 5 of this Ordinance;
(h) “small warehouse” means a warehouse of the capacity of five thousand maunds or less; and
(i) “large warehouse” means a warehouse of the capacity of more than five thousand maunds.

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