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The Jute Ordinance, 1962

( Ordinance NO. LXXIV OF 1962 )

Powers of Government relating to jute trade
1[4. The Government may-
(a) lay down and execute the policy relating to internal and international trade in jute and jute manufactures;
(b) supervise and regulate dealings in jute and jute manufactures;
(c) assist in making arrangements for the transport and shipment of jute and jute manufactures within the country and to foreign countries;
(d) issue licences to 2[traders and owners of kutcha and pucca presses] and renew and, if necessary, suspend or cancel, such licences;
(e) collect and publish statistics relating to the production and export of jute and jute manufactures;
(f) undertake such business or acquire, take over or manage the business of such concern as it may direct;
(g) provide for-
(i) quality standards and the grading of jute and jute manufactures,
(ii) measures for any programme of price stabilisation, buffer stock operations or State trading, and
(iii) the settlement of claims of, or against, the Government arising out of any price stabilisation or support scheme, buffer stock operations or scheme of State trading in jute.]

  • 1
    Section 4 was substituted by section 5 of the Jute (Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. XLIX of 1974)
  • 2
    The words “traders and owners of kutcha and pucca presses” were substituted for the words “dealers and to occupiers of godowns and of kutcha and pucca presses and to jute mills” by section 5 of the Jute (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XVI of 1983)
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