Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summary of Plant Variety Journal – September, 2010

Plant variety journal of September, 2010 has been published by Protection of Plant Variety & farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FR).Total number of applications published are eight (8) only. Out of which 4 owned by private sector and the remaining 4 by public sector (Applicant as ICAR). For our readers I would like to provide simplified information under the following categories:

Applicants for published application –

(a) From Public Sector Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is applicant for four applications, of which two are for French bean and two for Vegetable pea,

(b) From Private sector,

(i)Nuziveedu Seeds Pvt limited is the applicant for three application, of which one is for paddy & two for maize,

(ii)Bayer Bio Science is the applicant for one application, for a pearl millet variety.

Variety Category: Categorized as per provisions of PPV&FR Act, 2001(Sec.15)

a) Extant variety of common knowledge (Applications - 5). Out of five extant variety of common knowledge four are owned by ICAR & one is owned by Bayer Bio Science.

(b) New variety (Applications - 3), all three varieties owned by Nuziveedu Seeds Private limited.

Crop Wise: French bean (2), Vegetable pea (2), Rice (1), Maize (2) and Pearl Millet (1).

Procedure is open to Public: Now it’s time for interested parties to oppose the advertisements within three months from the date of advertisement of the application(s) by giving notice of opposition (Form PV-3 of the First Schedule of PPV&FR Rules, 2003). Oppositions, can be made in prescribed format (triplicate) accompanied with the fee of Rs.1,500/- by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Registrar, PPV & FR Authority” payable at New Delhi.

There is an increasing trend of applications being received by the Authority / Registry under various varietal categories. Now, it is the time for the Registry to show its efficiency in processing these applications at the earliest. We hope that with the change in the Authorities membership setup there would be a change in the publication trends too. (For those who are unaware we would like to inform that the Hon’ble Chairperson Mr. Nagarajan would be retiring from his job in few months). Government of India (GOI) has invited Application for the New Hon’ble Chairperson & Registrar.

Source: Plant Variety Journal-September, 2010

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