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Agricultural Laws in India

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Central Acts

Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act,1984 (51 of 1985)
The Seeds Act, 1966
Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Right Act,2001
Co-operative Societies Act, 1912
The Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937


State Acts

Andhra Pradesh

Agricultural Produce and Livestock Markets Act, 1966
Andhra Pradesh Cotton Seeds (Regulation of Supply, Distribution, Sale and Fixation of Sale Price) Act, 2007
Andhra Pradesh Non-Agricultural Land Assessment Act, 1963
Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Utilisation and Command Area Development Act, 1984


Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Water Resources Regulatory Authority Act, 2006
Arunachal Pradesh Agricultural Produce Marketing Regulation (Amendment) Act, 2006
Arunachal Pradesh Urban and Country Planning Act, 2007
Arunachal Pradesh Co-operative Societies Act, 1978
Arunachal Pradesh Soil and Water Conservation Act, 1991
Arunachal Pradesh Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation) Act, 1989


Assam

Agricultural Credit Operations and Miscellaneous Provisions (Banks) Act 1977
Agricultural Pests and Diseases Act, 1950
Agricultural Produce Market Act, 1972
Administrative Tribunal Act, 1977


Goa

Insecticides Act, 1968
Goa, Daman and Diu Agricultural Tenancy Act, 1964


Gujarat

Insecticides Act, 1968
Seed Act, 1966
Gujrat Agricultural Universities Act, 2004
Gujarat Fisheries Act, 2003


Himachal Pradesh

Holdings (Consolidation and Prevention of Fragmentation) Act, 1971
Agricultural Credit Operations and Miscellaneous Provisions (Banks) Act, 1972
Agricultural Pests, Diseases and Noxious Weeds Act, 1969
Agricultural and Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005
Agriculture and Rural Development Banks Act, 1979
Debt Reduction Act, 1976
The Himachal Pradesh Universities of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry Act, 1986
Himachal Pradesh Livestock Improvement Act, 1968


Haryana

Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities (Haryana Amendment) Act, 1991
Relief of Agricultural Indebtedness Act, 1989
Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities (Haryana Amendment) Act, 1997
The Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets (Haryana Amendment) Act, 2005
East Punjab Agricultural Pests, Diseases and Noxious Weeds Act, 1949
East Punjab Holdings (Consolidation and Prevention of Fragmentation) Act, 1948
East Punjab Improved Seeds and date Seedlings Act, 1949
Abolition of Village Cess (Kuri Kamani) Act, 1950
Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets (Validation) Act, 1953
Punjab Livestock Improvement Act, 1953
Haryana Murrah Buffalo and Other Milch Animal Breed Act, 2002
Haryana Murrah Buffalo and Other Milch Animal Breed Act, 2001
Punjab Relief of Indebtedness Act, 1934
The East Punjab Cotton (Statistics) Act, 1948
The East Punjab Agricultural Pests, Diseases and Noxious Weeds Act, 1949
The East Punjab Improved Seeds and Seedlings Act, 1949
The East Punjab Displaced Persons (Land Resettlement) Act, 1949
The Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act, 1952
The Punjab Sugarcane (Regulation of Purchase and Supply) Act, 1953
The Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets (Validation) Act, 1953
The Punjab Warehouses Act, 1957
The Punjab Fruit Nurseries Act, 1961
The Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961
The Punjab Land Improvement Schemes Act, 1963
The Punjab Thur and Sem Lands (Reclamation) Act, 1963
Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Act, 1963
The Haryana Agricultural Credit Operations and Miscellaneous Provisions (Banks) Act, 1973
Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975
Haryana Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act, 2009


Jharkhand

Jharkhand State Unaided Educational Institution (Grant) Amendment Act, 2007
Jharkhand Agriculture University (Amendment) Act, 2008
Jharkhand State Agriculture Produce Market (Amendment) Act, 2007


Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Land Improvement Schemes Act, 1972.
The Jammu and Kashmir Livestock Improvement Act, 1996
Jammu and Kashmir Prohibition on Conversion of Agricultural Land for Non-agricultural Purposes Act, 2010
Jammu and Kashmir Brick Kilns (Regulation) Act, 2010.


Karnataka

Karnataka Value Added Tax Act, 2003


Kerala

Agricultural Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2005
The Kerala Agricultural Workers’ (Amendment) Act, 2003
Agricultural Debtors (Temporary Relief Act), 2001
The Kerala Agricultural University (Amendment) Act, 2001
The Kerala Agricultural University (Amendment) Act,1997
The Kerala State Co-operative Agricultural and Rural Development Banks (Amendment) Act, 1999
Kerala Agricultural University (Amendment) Act, 1989
The Kerala Raw Cashewnuts (Marketing and Transport and Fixation of Minimum Price) Amendment Act, 1988
Kerala Cashew Workers Relief and Welfare Fund (Amendment) Act, 1987
Kerala State Co-Operative Agricultural Development Banks (Amendment) Act, 1985
Kerala State Co-Operative Agricultural And Rural Development Banks Act, 1984
Kerala Raw Cashewnuts (Procurement and Distribution) Amendment Act, 1983
Agricultural Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 1983
Kerala Raw Cashewnuts (Procurement and Distribution) Act,1981
The Kerala Plantation Tax (Amendment) Act, 1980
Kerala Agricultural University (Amendment) Act, 1980
Kerala Agricultural Workers Act, 1974
Kerala Agricultural University (Amendment) Act, 1974
Kerala Agricultural University (Amendment) Act, 1973
The Kerala Agriculturists Debt Relief (Amendment) Act, 1973
Kerala Plant Diseases and Pests Act, 1972
Kerala Agricultural University (Amendment) Act, 1972
Kerala Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act, 2008
Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2008
Kerala Forest (Vesting and Management of Ecologically Fragile Lands (Amendment) Act, 2009
Kerala Farmers’ Debt Relief Commission (Amendment) Act, 2008
Kerala Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act, 2010
Kerala Appropriation Act, 2010 – Malayalam
Kerala Agricultural Workers’ (Amendment) Act, 2010


Maharashtra

Maharashtra Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation) (Amendment) Act, 2005


Meghalaya

The WareHousing Corporations Act, 1962
Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937


Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Sahakari Krishi aur Gramin Vikas Bank Adhiniyam, 1999
The Madhya Pradesh Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act, 1959
Gwalior Vyapar Mela Pradhikaran Adhiniyam, 1996


Mizoram

Organic Farming Act, 2004
Oil Palm (Regulation of Production and Processing) Act, 2004 (External website that opens in a new window)
Mizoram Oil Palm (Regulation of Production and Processing) Amendment Act, 2007
The Produce Cess Laws (Abolition) Act, 2006


Odisha

Agricultural Produce Markets (Amendment) Act, 2006
Salient Features of the Odisha Agriculture Produce Markets (Amendment) Act, 2006
Zilla Parishad Act,1994
Odisha Agricultural Produce Markets (Amendment) Act, 2006
The Orissa Preservation of Private Forests Act, 1947
The Agriculturists’ Loans (Orissa Amendment) Act, 1937
Orissa Co-operative Land Mortgage Bank Act, 1938
Odisha Kendu Leaves (Control of Trade) Act, 1961
Orissa Appropriation (No.3) Act, 1990
Orissa Debt Relief Act, 1980
Odisha Sugarcane Cess Act, 1959
Odisha Revenue Administration (Units) Act, 1963
Odisha Agricultural Year Act, 1963


Punjab

Act Rules By-Laws of Mandi Board

Punjab Minor Canals Act, 1905
The Agriculturists Loans Act, 1884
The Land Improvement Loans Act, 1883
Punjab Reclamation of Land Act 1959
East Punjab Holdings (Consolidation and Prevention of Fragmentation) Act 1948.
Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887


Puducherry

Pondicherry Town and Country Planning Act, 1969
Ground Water (Control and Regulation) Act, 2002


Rajasthan

Rajasthan Gaushala Act, 1960
Rajasthan Live-Stock Improvement Act, 1958
Rajasthan State Cattle Fairs Act, 1963
Rajasthan Farmers’ Participation in Management of Irrigation System Act, 2000


Tamil Nadu

Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959
Tamil Nadu Agricultural Labourers Farmers (Social Security and Welfare) Act. , 2006
Tamil nadu farmers’ management of irrigation systems act, 2000


Tripura

The Tripura Agricultural Debtors Relief Act,1975
Tripura Agricultural Indebtedness Relief Act, 1979
Tripura Plant diseases and Pests Act, 1969
The Tripura Cooperative Societies (Second Amendment) Act, 2009
Tripura Agricultural Produce Markets (Second Amendment) Act, 2007
Tripura Agricultural Credit Operations Act, 1976