Laws of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Handloom Board Ordinance, 1977

( Ordinance NO. LXIII OF 1977 )

2. In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
(a) “Board” means the Bangladesh Handloom Board established under section 3;
(b) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board;
(c) “handloom” means a weaving device operated manually for production of fabrics other than 100% silk or artsilk and includes the following types of looms falling outside the scope of the Factories Act, 1965 (E.P. Act IV of 1965), namely:-
(i) shuttle pit loom including carpet loom and tape loom;
(ii) fly shuttle pit loom;
(iii) fly shuttle frame loom;
(iv) semi-automatic or Chittaranjan loom;
(v) Hattersley's loom;
(vi) special type looms used by tribal people;
(vii) “cottage loom”, that is, power looms up to three units located in household and driven by power;
(viii) any other loom which is operated in the household for production of heavy or light fabrics;
(d) “member” means a member of the Board and includes the Chairman;
(e) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Ordinance.

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