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The Agricultural Produce Markets Regulation Act, 1964 (East Pakistan Act)

( EAST PAKISTAN ACT NO. IX OF 1964 )

Definitions
2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context-
 
 
 
 
(1) “agricultural produce” means an agricultural produce specified in the Schedule appended to this Act, and includes a produce of horticulture, arboriculture and animal husbandry so specified;
 
 
(2) “Director” means the Director of Agricultural Marketing, Bangladesh, and includes such other officer or officers of the Agricultural Marketing 1[Department] as the Government may, be notification in the official Gazette, authorise in this behalf to exercise the powers and perform the functions of the Director under this Act;
 
 
 
 
(3) “grower” means a person who either by himself or by members of his family or by servants or by bargadars or by or with the aid of hired labourers or with the aid of partners grows or produces any agricultural produce, but does not include a wholesaler or aratdar or stockist in such produce;
 
 
 
 
Explanation.- A person who is a wholesaler or aratdar or stockist in respect of a notified market shall not be a grower in respect of the same market, even if he grows and produces an agricultural produce;
 
 
 
 
(4) “Market Advisory Committee” means a 2[District] Market Advisory Committee constituted under section 9 of this Act;
 
 
 
 
(5) “market charge” means any commission or fee realised by any market functionary in connection with the purchase or sale of, or negotiation of a purchase or sale of, any agricultural produce, or for rendering any services incidental to such purchase or sale, such as, storage, weighing, measuring, assorting, sampling and grading;
 
 
 
 
(6) “market functionary” means any person who operates as a middle-man in connection with the purchase or sale of, or negotiation of a purchase or sale of, any agricultural produce, or in connection with the rendering of any services incidental to such purchase or sale, and includes a wholesaler, aratdar, stockist, weighman, measurer, sampler, jachandar, grader, commission agent, warehouse-man, broker and dalal; and
 
 
(7) “notified market” means any market declared to be a notified market under sub-section (1) of section 3 of this Act.

  • 1
    The word “Department” was substituted for the word “Directorate” by section 4 of the Agricultural Produce Markets Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XIX of 1985)
  • 2
    The word “District” was substituted for the word “Subdivisional” by section 4 of the Agricultural Produce Markets Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XIX of 1985)
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