Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority, India
The Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act, 2001 (PPVFR Act) is an Act of the Parliament of India that was enacted to provide for the establishment of an effective system for the protection of plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders, and to encourage the development and cultivation of new varieties of plants. This act received the assent of the President of India on the 30 October 2001.
The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority also confers Plant Genome Savior “Farmer Reward” and “Farmer Recognition” to the farmers engaged in the conservation of genetic resources of landraces and wild relatives of economic plants and their improvement through selection and preservation and the material so selected and preserved has been used as donors of gene in varieties registerable under the PPV&FR Act, 2001 (53 of 2001). Up )to 10 rewards and 20 recognitions (consisting of a citation, memento and cash prize) are conferred in a year.
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