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State Financial Corporations Act, 1951

2. Definitions

In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

(a) "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Financial Corporation;

(aa) "Development Bank" means the Industrial Development Bank of India established under the Industrial Development Bank of India Act, 1964 (18 of 1964);

(b) "Financial Corporation" means a Financial Corporation established under section 3 and includes a Joint Financial Corporation established under section 3A;

(c) "industrial concern" means any concern engaged or to be engaged in-

(i) the manufacture, preservation or processing of goods;

2[(ii) mining or development of mines;]

(iii) the hotel industry;

(iv) the transport of passengers or goods by road or by water or by air 3[or by ropeway or by lift];

(v) the generation or distribution of electricity or any other form of power;

(vi) the maintenance, repair, testing or servicing of machinery of any description or vehicles or vessels or motor boats or trailers or tractors;

(vii) assembling, repairing or packing any article with the aid of machinery or power;

2[(viii) the setting up or development of an industrial area or industrial estate;]

(ix) fishing or providing shore facilities for fishing or maintenance thereof; 4[***]

(x) providing special or technical knowledge or other services for the promotion of industrial growth;

3[(xi) providing weighbridge facilities;

(xii) the research and development of any process or product in relation to any of the matters aforesaid; or

(xiii) such other activity as may be approved by the Development Bank.]

5[Explanation 1]: The expression "processing of goods" includes any art or process for producing, preparing or making an article by subjecting any material to a manual, mechanical, chemical, electrical or any other like operation.]

3[Explanation 2: If any doubt arises as to whether a concern is an industrial concern or not, the same shall be referred to the Development Bank for its decision and the decision of the Development Bank thereon shall be final.]

(d) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules or regulations made under this Act;

(e) "Reserve Bank" means the Reserve Bank of India constituted under the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934);

(f) "scheduled bank" means a bank for the time being included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934);

(ff) "State Co-operative Bank" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (f) of section 2 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934);

(fff) "State Government", in relation to a Union Territory, means the Administrator thereof;

(g) "underwriting" means contract, with or without conditions, to subscribe for stocks, shares, bonds or debentures of an industrial concern with a view to the resale of the whole or any part thereof.

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