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MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
NEW DELHI

NOTIFICATION NO

1/2016-NARCOTICS CONTROL-I, Dated: January 22, 2016

G.S.R. 97(E). - In pursuance of rule 8 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Rules, 1985, the Central Government hereby makes following amendment in the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Notification No. G.S.R. 757(E) dated 5th October, 2015 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) (hereinafter referred to as the said notification), namely:-

1. In the said notification, in paragraph 2, after sub-paragraph (vii), the following shall be inserted, namely:-

"(viii) Cultivators of all those villages in the State of Rajasthan,who cultivated opium poppy either in the crop year 2013-14 or in the crop year 2014-15 and got de-licensed in the subsequent crop year, namely 2014-15 or 2015-16, as the case may be, for tendering opium below the stipulated average yield of the relevant year, if:-

(a) natural calamity and resultant crop damage had been reported by the District Administration in that village in the crop year 2013-14 or in the crop year 2014-15 as the case may be ; and

(b) the average yield of opium in that village in the crop year 2013-14 and 2014-15 had gone down when compared to the average yield of that village in the crop year 2012-13 and 2013-14 respectively, and

(c) more than 50% of the cultivators in that village who tendered opium in the crop year 2013-14 and 2014-15 got de-licenced in the crop year 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively:

Provided that in a village where less than 10 cultivators tendered opium in the crop year 2013- 14 or in the crop year 2014-15, as the case may be, the percentage criteria of 50% mentioned above shall be substituted as 30%.".

2. In the said notification, in paragraph 4, after sub-paragraph (iii), the following shall be inserted, namely:-

"(iv) All eligible cultivators under paragraph 2, sub-paragraphs (vi), (vii) and (viii), shall be issued licence for 10 Ares.".

3. In the said notification, in paragraph 7, after sub-paragraph (v), the following shall be inserted, namely:-

"(vi) A cultivator, who becomes eligible for a licence under sub-paragraph (viii) of para 2, shall have the option to seek licence either in the crop year 2015-16 or in the crop year 2016-17.".

[F. No. 14011/01/2015-NC-I (Pt.I)]

(T K Satpathy)
Under Secy.

Note. - The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R.757 (E) dated the 5th October, 2015 and subsequently amended vide Notification number G.S.R. 904 (E) dated the 26th November, 2015.