The Tea Act,1953
Section 1. Short title, extent, and commencement
No.29 OF 1953
An Act to Provide for the control by the Union of the tea industry, including the control, in pursuance of the International Agreement now in force, of the cultivation of tea in, and of the export of tea from, India and for that purpose to establish a Tea Board and levy a customs duty on tea exported from India.
BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:-
(1) This Act may be called the Tea Act,1953.
(2) It extends to the whole of India:
Provided that it shall not apply to the State of Jammu and Kashmir except to the extent to which the provisions of this Act relate to the control of the export of tea from, and the cultivation of tea, in India.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.