Agriculturist, Debt, Rent, Creditor, Mortgagee

An Act to provide for the relief of indebted agricul-
turists in the 3[State of Tamil Nadu].
WREREASit is expedient to provide for the relief
of indebted agriculturists in the S[State of Tamil
Nadu]; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
Short title. 1. This Act may be called the ‘[Tamil NaduJ Agri-
culturists Relief Act, 1938.

  1. It extends to the whole of the ‘[State of Tamil
    Nad u].
  • These words were substituted for the word “Madras” by
    the Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws Order, 1969, as amended by
    the Tam11Nadu Adaptation of Laws (Second Amendment ) Order,
    1964, whlc11 came into force on the 14th January 1969.
    2 For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Fort St. George
    Gazerre Extraordinary, dated thc 1st December 1937, Part IV,
    page 12.
    This Act was extended to the merged State of Pudukkottai by
    .iection 3 of, and the First Schedule to, the Tamil Nadu Merged
    State(Laws) Act, 1949 (Tamil Nadu Act XXXVof 1949).
    TKS~ctas was in force immediately before the date of the publi-
    cation of the Tamil Nadu Agriculturists Relief (Amendment) Act,
    1972 uamil Nadu Act 8 of 1973) in the State of Tamil Nadu except
    in tktransferred territory and as amended by tho latter Act was
    extended to the transferred territory by section 25 of that Act.
    t ~h&expression was substituted for the expression “Province
    Tamil Nadu Adaptation of LawsOrder, 1970,
    to have come Into form on the 14th Jan~ary
    4 This expression W
    Madrag by the Tar@
    wby the Tam1
    ment) Order, 1969.3. In this Act, unless.there is anything repugnantDeh~tZ.)ns.i
    in She subject or context,
    (i) ‘person ‘ means an individual and includes ,
    an undivided Hindu family, a marumakkattayam or
    aliyasantana tarwad or tavazbi, but does not include
    a body corporate, a charitable or religious institution
    or an unincorporated company or association ;
    (ii) ‘agriculturist’ means a person who-
    (a) has a saleable interest in any agricultural
    or horticultural land in the ‘[State of Tamil Nadu],
    I, which 2C
    is assessed by the “State) Government to land revenue
    (which shall be deemed to include peshkash and quit-
    rent), or which is held free of tax under a grant made,
    confirmed or recognized by Government ;or
    (b) holds an interest in such land under a
    ,[Tamil landholder under the ‘[Titmil Nadu] Estates Land
    Act, 1908, us tenant, ryot or tlndcr-tenure holder ;
    Act I of Or
    (c) holds an interest in s~~clt land, recognized
    4[Tamil in the Malabas Tcnnncy Act, 1929; 01.
    Act XIV
    of 1930.
    — – .-
    1 This expression was substituted for the expression “State of
    Madras” by the Tamil N~duAdaptation of Laws Order, 1969, as
    amended by the Tanril Nadu Adaptation of Laws (Second Amend.
    merit) Order, 1969, which came into forccon the 14th January 1969.
    a The words “not being land situated within a municipality or
    cantonment” were omitted by section 2(1) (i) of the Tamil Natlu
    Agriculturists Relief (Amendment) Act, 1972 (Tamil Nadu Act 8
    I of 1973).
    a This word was substituted for the word “Provincial” by the
    Adaptation Order of 1950.
    r These words were substituted for the word “Madras” by the
    Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws Order, 1969, as amended by the
    . Tamil Nadu Adaptation of Laws (Second Amendment) Order, 1969,Agn’c~tturi~t~ ~elief [I938 :T.N. Act IV
    (d) holds a lease of such land from any per-
    son specified in sub-clause (a), (b)or (c) or is a sub
    lessee of such land:

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