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Year : 1953

[Act, No. 45 of 1953]
[23rd December, 1953]


1*[An Act to provide for the establishment of a Board for the development of the Coir Industry and for that purpose to levy a customs duty on coir fiber, coir yarn and coir products exported from India and for matters connected therewith."]

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:-


1. Substituted for the original long title, by the Coir Industry (Amendment) Act, 1964 (25 of 1964), Section 2 (16-6-1964).


(1) This Act may be called The Coir Industry Act, 1953.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

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


1. The Act came into force on 9-2-1954.

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

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Board" means the Coir Board constituted under section 4;

(b) "Cess" means the customs duty imposed by section 13;

(c) "Coir" or "coir fiber" means the fiber extracted from the husk of the coconut;

(d) "Coir products" means mats and mattings, rugs and carpets, ropes and other articles manufactured wholly or partly from coir or coir yarn;

(e) "Coir yarn" means yarn obtained by the spinning of coir;

(f) "Export" with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions means to take out of the territories to which this Act extends by land, sea or air to any place outside India other than a country or territory notified in this behalf by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette;

(g) ''Fund" means the Coir Fund referred to in section 15;

(h) "Husks" means coconut husks, both raw and retted;

(i) "Member" means a member of the Board;

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