Section 3 – The Coffee Act,1942

The Coffee Act,1942<

3. Definitions.

In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,

(a) “the Board” means the 1[2[* *] Coffee Board] constituted under section 4;

3[(aa) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board;]

(a) Inserted by the Coffee Market Expansion (Amendment) Act,1954 (50 of 1954), S. 5 (1-8-1955).

(b) “Coffee” means the commodity derived from the fruit of the rubiaceous plant known by that name, and includes raw coffee, cured coffee, uncured coffee, roasted coffee and prepared coffee;

(c) “Collector” means a Customs-Collector as defined in clause (c) of section 3 of the Sea Customs Act,1878, or a Collector of Land Customs as defined in clause (c) of section 2 of the Land Customs Act,1924, as the case may be;

(d) “curing” means the application to raw coffee of mechanical processes other than pulping for the purpose of preparing it for marketing;

(e) “curing establishment” means any place to which raw coffee is sent by a registered owner for curing, and includes any estate which the Board may declare to be a curing establishment, for the purposes of this Act;

3[(ee) “dealer” means a person carrying on the business of selling coffee, whether wholesale or by retail;]

(f) “estate” means an area administered as one unit which contains land planted with coffee plants;

4[(ff) “India” means the territory of India excluding the State of Jammu and Kashmir;]

(g) “Indian Coffee Cess Committee” means the Indian Coffee Cess Committee constituted under the Indian Coffee Cess Act,1935;

(h) “internal sale quota” means that portion, stated in terms of bulk or weight, of the whole of the coffee produced by the estate in the year, which a registered estate is permitted under this Act to sell in the Indian market;

5[(i) “owner” in relation to any land planted with coffee plants, includes,

(1) any agent of the owner, and

(2) a mortgagee, lessee or other person in actual possession of the land;]

(j) “Prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(k) “registered estate” means an estate in respect of which an owner is registered under sub-section (1) of section 14, and includes also any estate in respect of which an owner is required to be registered under the provisions of that sub-section;

(1) “registered owner” means an owner of a registered estate who has been or is required to be registered under sub-section (1) of section 14;

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(m) “surplus pool” means the stock of coffee accumulated by the Board out of the amounts delivered to the Board under section 25;

7[(n) “year”means the period of twelve months beginning with the first day of July and ending with thirtieth day of June next following.]

1 Substituted for the words “Indian Coffee Board” by the Coffee Market Expansion (Amendment) Act,1943 (7 of 1943), S. 2 (a) (26-3-1943).

2 the word “Indian” was omitted by the Coffee Market Expansion (Amendment) Act,1954 (50 of 1954), S. 5 (1-8-1955).

3 Inserted by Coffee Market Expansion (Amendment) Act (2 of 1944), S. 2 (27-2-1944).

4 Inserted by the Part B States (Laws) Act,1951 (3 of 1951), S. 3 and Sch. (1-4-1951).

5 Substituted for former clause (i) by Coffee (Amendment) Act (48 of 1961), S. 2 (19-4-1962).

6 Clause (11) which was inserted by A.L.O.,1950, was omitted by Part B States (Laws) Act (3 of 1951), S. 3 & Sch. (1-4-1951).

7 Substituted for former clause (n), by Coffee (Amendment) Act (48 of 1961), S. 2 (b) (19-4-1962).

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