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Seeds Act, 1966

2. Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(1) "agriculture" includes horticulture;

(2) "Central Seed Laboratory" means the Central Seed Laboratory established or declared as such under sub-section (1) of section 4;

(3) "certification agency" means the certification agency established under section 8 or recognized under section 18;

(4) "Committee" means the Central Seed Committee constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3;

(5) "container" means a box, bottle, casket, tin, barrel, case, receptacle, sack, bag, wrapper or other thing in which any article or thing is placed or packed ;

(6) "export" means taking out of India to a place outside India;

(7) "import" means bringing into India from a place outside India;

(8) "kind" means one of more related species or sub-species of crop plants each individually or collectively known by one common name such as cabbage, maize, paddy and wheat ;

(9) "notified kind or variety", in relation to any seed, means any kind or variety thereof notified under section 5;

(10) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(11) "Seed" means any of the following classes of seeds used for sowing or planting-

(i) seeds of food crops including edible oil seeds and seeds of fruits and vegetables;

(ii) cotton seeds;

(iii) seeds of cattle fodder;

and includes seedlings, and tubers, bulbs, rhizomes, roots, cuttings, all types of grafts and other vegetatively propagated material of, food crops or cattle fodder;

1[(iv) jute seeds,]

(12) "Seed Analyst" means a Seed Analyst appointed under section 12;

(13) "Seed Inspector" means a Seed Inspector appointed under section 13;

(14) "State Government", in relation to a Union territory, means the administrator thereof;

(15) "State Seed Laboratory", in relation to any State, means the State Seed Laboratory established or declared as such under sub-section (2) of section 4 for that State ; and

(16) "variety" means a sub-division of a kind identifiable by growth, yield, plant, fruit, seed, or other characteristic.

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