THE PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE MARKETS ORDINANCE (18th December 1978)
PREAMBLE: Whereas it is expedient to provide for the better regulation of purchase and sale of agricultural produce and for that purpose to establish markets and make rules for their proper administration in the manner hereinafter appearing.
Now, therefore in pursuance of the Proclamation of the fifth day of July 1977, read with the Laws (Continuance in Force) Order, 1977 (CMLA, Order 1 of 1977), the governor of Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance: –
1. SHORT TITLE, EXTENT, AND COMMENCEMENT:
(1) This Ordinance may be called the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Ordinance, 1978.
(2) It extends to the Province of Punjab.
(3) It shall come into force at once.
In this Ordinance, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:
(a) “agricultural produce” means:
(i) barley and its atta, bhusa;
(ii) bajra (grains) and its atta;
(iii) cotton unginned (phutti), cotton ginned (lint), cotton waste;
(iv) chillies (green, dry and ground);
(v) fodders, viz., senji, lucern, shaftal, berseem, shalgham, guara, chari, bajra, maize, javi, barley, wheat, jowar (green and dry) and their seeds, methi, metha, oats;
(vi) fruits and vegetables (fresh and dry) and their marmalades,
(vii) gram (whole and split) and its chollia, atta, kera, surri, bura, wandaa;
(viii) jute (seed and fibre)
(ix) jowar (grains) and its atta;
(x) livestock products, viz., beef, mutton, wool, hair, desi ghee
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