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THE FOOD CORPORATIONS ACT, 1964

Title : THE FOOD CORPORATIONS ACT, 1964

Year : 1964

[Act, No. 37 of 1964]
[31th  June, 1994]

PREAMBLE

An Act to provide for the establishment of Food Corporations for the purpose of trading in food grains and other foodstuffs and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

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



(1) This Act may be called The Food Corporations Act, 1964.

(2) It extends to the whole of India 1 [***],

(3) It shall come into force on such date 2* as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

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1. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir", omitted by Act 67 of 1972, w.e.f 15.12.1972.

2. The appointed date is 17.12.1964 vide Gazette of India dated 17.12.1964.

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, -

(a) "Corporation" means the Food Corporation of India established under section 3;

(b) "Food Corporation" means the Food Corporation of India established under section 3 or a State Food Corporation established under section 17;

1*[(bb) "Foodstuffs" includes edible oilseeds and oils;]

(c) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(d) "Schedule bank" means a bank for the time being included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934;

(e) "State Food Corporation" means a State Food Corporation established under section 17;

(f) "Year" means the financial year.

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1. Inserted by Act 67 of 1972 w.e.f 15.12.1972.

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