Section 378B Objects of Producer Company – Companies Act 2013

Section 378B of Companies Act 2013 amended by Companies Amendment Act 2020. Provisions and rules for objects of Producer Company.

Amended and updated notes on section 378B of the Companies Act 2013 as amended by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 and Company Rules made there under. Detail discussion on provisions and rules related to Objects of Producer Company.

Chapter XXIA PART-II (Sections 378B to 378N) of the Companies Act 2013 (CA 2013) deals with the provisions related to incorporation of producer companies and other matters. Section 378B of CA 2013 provides for Objects of Producer Company.

Recently, we have discussed in detail section 378A (Definitions) of CA 2013. Today, we learn the provisions of section 378B of the Companies Act 2013.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 (29 of 2020), the Central Government appoints the 11th February, 2021 as the date on which the provisions of section 52 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2020 shall come into force.

Accordingly, the provisions of section 378B are effective from 11th February, 2021. You may refer Notification No. S.O. 644(E) dated 11-02-2021. In this article, you will learn detail of the provisions of section 378B the Companies Act 2013.

Name of ActThe Companies Act 2013
Enacted byParliament of India
Administered byMinistry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
Number of Chapters29
Number of Sections484 (470-43+57)
Number of Schedules7
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Chapter No.XXIA (PART-II)
Chapter NameIncorporation of Producer Companies and other matters
Section No.378B
Section NameObjects of Producer Company
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Section 378B: Objects of Producer Company

Section 378B(1) of Companies Act

The objects of the Producer Company shall relate to all or any of the following matters, namely:—

  • (a) production, harvesting, procurement, grading, pooling, handling, marketing, selling, export of primary produce of the Members or import of goods or services for their benefit:

    Provided that the Producer Company may carry on any of the activities specified in this clause either by itself or through other institution;
  • (b) processing including preserving, drying, distilling, brewing, vinting, canning and packaging of produce of its Members;
  • (c) manufacture, sale or supply of machinery, equipment or consumables mainly to its Members;
  • (d) providing education on the mutual assistance principles to its Members and others;
  • (e) rendering technical services, consultancy services, training, research and development and all other activities for the promotion of the interests of its Members;
  • (f) generation, transmission and distribution of power, revitalisation of land and water resources, their use, conservation and communications relatable to primary produce;
  • (g) insurance of producers or their primary produce;
  • (h) promoting techniques of mutuality and mutual assistance;
  • (i) welfare measures or facilities for the benefit of Members as may be decided by the Board;
  • (j) any other activity, ancillary or incidental to any of the activities referred to in clauses (a) to (i) or other activities which may promote the principles of mutuality and mutual assistance amongst the Members in any other manner;
  • (k) financing of procurement, processing, marketing or other activities specified in clauses (a) to (j) which include extending of credit facilities or any other financial services to its Members.

Section 378B(2) of Companies Act

Every Producer Company shall deal primarily with the produce of its active Members for carrying out any of its objects specified in this section.


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