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THE COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD ACT, 1979

Title : THE COCONUT DEVELOPMENT BOARD ACT, 1979

Year : 1979

ACT NO. 5 OF 1979.

[17th March, 1979.]


An Act to provide for the development under the control of the Union of the coconut industry and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirtieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY




(1) This Act may be called the Coconut Development Board Act, 1979.

(2) It extends to the whole of India.

(3) It shall come into force on such date1* as the Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

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1. 12.1.1981: Vide Notifi. No. G.S.R. 13 (E), dated 12.1.1981

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It is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that the Union should take under its control the coconut industry.



In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Board" means the Coconut Development Board established under section 4;

(b) "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Board;

(c) "Coconut" means the fruit of coconut palm and includes green coconut, ripe coconut and copra.

Explanation.-"Coconut palm" means the coconut tree, Cocos
Nucifera Linn;

(d) "Coconut industry" does not include-

(i) Coir industry; or

(ii) An industry from which products (including by-products) out of coconut oil are manufactured;

(e) "Member" means a member of the Board and includes the
Chairman;

(f) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act.

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