Sale of excess flue cured virginia tobacco produced by unregistered growers in AP

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THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(ii)]

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

(Department of Commerce)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th June, 2016

S.O. 2240(E).—Whereas, the Central Government has been informed by the Tobacco Board that a large number of registered growers have cultivated flue cured virginia tobacco in excess of the authorised quantity and unregistered growers have also resorted to unauthorised flue cured virginia tobacco cultivation in the State of Andhra Pradesh, causing a mismatch between the demand and supply position;

And, whereas, the Central Government is satisfied that it is necessary and expedient to authorise Tobacco Board to allow the purchase of flue cured virginia tobacco and consider it appropriate to dispose of the excess flue cured virginia tobacco crop of the registered growers and the flue cured virginia tobacco crop of the unregistered growers at the designated auction platforms of the Tobacco Board in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 20A read with clause (g) of sub-section (2) of section 8 of the Tobacco Board Act, 1975 (4 of 1975), the Central Government hereby authorises the Tobacco Board to admit from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and upto the 31st August, 2016, the registered traders and dealers of the Tobacco Board to purchase at its auction platforms in the State of Andhra Pradesh, the excess flue cured virginia tobacco produced by the registered growers and flue cured virginia tobacco produced by unregistered growers in the State of Andhra Pradesh, subject to the following conditions, namely:-

(a) an amount of rupess two per kilogram and seven and half per cent. of the proceeds of the sale (including a normal service charge of one per cent. of proceeds payable by growers) shall be contributed to the Tobacco Fund by every registered grower for the excess flue cured virginia tobacco produced by him or her up to the extent of ten per cent. of the quota authorised for 2015-16 crop season;

(b) an amount of rupees two per kilogram and fifteen per cent. of the proceeds of the sale (including a normal service charge of one per cent. of proceeds payable by growers) shall be contributed to the Tobacco Fund by every registered grower for the flue cured virginia tobacco produced by him or her over and above the limit of ten per cent. of the quota authorised and also by every unregistered grower for the flue cured virginia tobacco produced by him or her for 2015-16 crop season;

(c ) a copy of the Record of Rights in respect of tobacco crop for the year 2015 is to be furnished.

[ F. No. 5/15/2013-EP(Agri-VI)]

SANTOSH KUMAR SARANGI, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th June, 2016

S.O. 2241(E).—Whereas, the Central Government is satisfied that circumstances have arisen rendering it necessary in the public interest, to relax the restrictions imposed by the Tobacco Board Act, 1975 (4 of 1975);

And, whereas, the Central Government considers it necessary to dispose of the excess flue cured virginia tobacco of the registered growers and flue cured virginia tobacco of unregistered growers at the designated auction platforms of the Tobacco Board in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 30 read with clause (g) of sub-section (2) of section 8 of the Tobacco Board Act, 1975 (4 of 1975), the Central Government hereby relaxes the operation of the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 10 read with sub-section (1) of section 14A of the said Act in the State of Andhra Pradesh for the period commencing from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette and ending on 31st August, 2016 and permits the sale of excess flue cured virginia tobacco crop of the registered growers and flue cured virginia tobacco crop of the unregistered growers at the auction platforms authorised by the Tobacco Board.

[F. No. 5/15/2013–EP (Agri.VI)]

SANTOSH KUMAR SARANGI, Jt. Secy.

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