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The Seeds Ordinance, 1977

( Ordinance NO. XXXIII OF 1977 )

2. In this Ordinance unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) “agriculture” means food and fibre crop production and includes horticulture;
(b) “Board” means the National Seed Board constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3;
(c) “Certification Agency” means a Seed Certification Agency established under section 8;
(d) “container” means a box, bottle, tin, barrel, case, receptacle, sack, bag, wrapper or other thing in which any article or thing is placed or packed;
(e) “export” means taking out of Bangladesh to a place outside Bangladesh;
(f) “import” means bringing into Bangladesh from a place outside Bangladesh;
(g) “kind” means one or more related species or sub-species or crop plants each individually or collectively known by one common name, such as, cabbage, paddy and wheat;
(h) “notified kind or variety”, in relation to any seed, means any kind or variety thereof notified under section 5;
1[(hh) “Non-notified kind or Variety” in relation to any Seed means any kind or variety not notified under section 5;]
(i) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance;
2[(j) “Seeds” means, except those used for drugs and narcotics, any of the following classes of seeds used for sowing or planting-
(i) seeds of food crops including edible oil seeds and seeds of fruits and vegetables;
(ii) seeds of fibre crops;
(iii) seeds of flower and ornamental plants;
(iv) seeds of forage crops;
and includes seedlings, and tubers, bulbs, rhizomes, root cuttings, all types of grafts and other vegetatively propagated materials;]
(k) “Seed Analyst” means a Seed Analyst appointed under section 12;
3[(kk) “Seed Dealer” means a person or a company or an organization involved in production of seeds or carrying on the business of importing, selling, hoarding for sale, bartering or otherwise supplying any seed of any kind or variety for agricultural purpose:
Provided that, farmer producing or hoarding seeds partly for his own use and partly for sale in the local hats and bazars by himself or through any other person, in small quantities shall not be treated as Seed Dealer.]
(l) “Seed Inspector” means a Seed Inspector appointed under section 13;
(m) “Seed Laboratory” means the Government Seed Laboratory established or, as the case may be, declared under section 4; and
(n) “variety” means a sub-division of a kind identifiable by growth, yields, plant, fruit, seed or other characteristics.

  • 1
    Clause (hh) was inserted by section 2 of the Seeds (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XXVI of 2005)
  • 2
    Clause (j) was substituted by section 2 of the Seeds (Amendment) Act, 1997 (Act No. XIII of 1997)
  • 3
    Clause (kk) was substituted by section 2 of the Seeds (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. XXVI of 2005)
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