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THE JUTE MANUFACTURES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ACT, 1983

Title : THE JUTE MANUFACTURES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ACT, 1983

Year : 1983



(1) It shall be the duty of the Council to promote, by such measures as it thinks fit, the development of production of jute manufactures by increasing the efficiency and productivity in the jute industry.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub- section (1), the measures referred to therein may provide for-

(a) Evolving an integrated approach to jute cultivation in the matter of formulation of schemes, extension work, implementation and evaluation of schemes aimed at increasing the yield of jute and improving the quality thereof;

(b) Promoting arrangements for better marketing and sale of jute;

(c) Recommending targets for production for jute industry, co- ordinating production programmes and reviewing progress from time to time;

(d) Suggesting norms of efficiency for jute industry with a view to eliminating waste, obtaining optimum production, improving quality and reducing costs;

(e) Promoting standardisation of jute manufactures;

(f) Maintenance and improvement of existing markets and development of new markets outside India for jute manufactures and devising marketing strategy in consonance with the demand for such manufactures outside India;

(g) Sponsoring, assisting, co-ordinating or encouraging scientific, technological and economic research into the matters relating to materials, equipment, methods of production, product development, including discovery and development of new materials, equipment and methods and of improvements in those already in use in the jute industry;

(h) Ensuring stabilisation of prices of jute manufactures in and outside India;

(i) Promoting or undertaking the collection and formulation of statistics regarding jute industry;

(j) Propagating information useful to the growers, dealers and exporters of jute and producers or manufacturers of jute goods;

(k) Such other matters as may be prescribed.

(3) The Council shall perform its functions under this section in accordance with and subject to such rules as may be made by the Central Government and such rules may be in particular make provisions for ensuring that the Council functions in close liaison with Union agencies, institutions and authorities concerned with the jute manufactures (including cultivation of jute) and avoids duplication of effort.



(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette and for reasons to be specified therein, direct that the Council shall be dissolved from such date and for such period as may be specified in the notification:-

Provided that before issuing any such notification, the Central Government shall give a reasonable opportunity to the Council to make representations against the proposed dissolution and shall consider the representations, if any, of the Council.

(2) When the Council is dissolved under the provisions of sub- section (1),-

(a) All the members, notwithstanding that their term of office has not expired, shall, from the date of dissolution, vacate their offices as such members;

(b) All the powers and duties of the Council shall, during the period of dissolution, be exercised and performed by such person or persons as the Central Government may appoint in this behalf and their remuneration shall be such as may be prescribed;

(c) All funds and other properties vested in the Council shall, during the period of dissolution, vest in the Central Government; and

(d) As soon as the period of dissolution expires, the Council shall be reconstituted in accordance with the provisions of this Act.



The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, pay to the Council by way of grants or loans such sums of money as the Central Government may think fit for being utilised for the purposes of this Act.

Last updated on September, 2016

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