In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 29 read with Section 14 of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001 (53 of 2001), the Central Government has issued Gazette Notification S.O. 2664(E) dated October 16, 2014. In accordance with this notification (here), the following genera or species (not being extant varieties and farmers' varieties) are eligible for the purpose of registration under the said Act, namely:
1. Tea (Camellia sinensis, C. assamica & C. assamica ssp lasiocalyx.)
2. Acid limes (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle).
3. Mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco).
4. Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck)
5. Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea Comm. ex Juss.)
6. Banana (Musa Sp.)
7. Orchid (Oncidium Sw.)
Please see the DUS Guidelines for the following crop species as notified above for registration under the said notification. These guidelines shall be applicable as stated.
List of all the crops species eligible (88 as of now) for the purpose of registration can be seen here. Guidelines for a crop Species should be referred to prepare application(s) for the purpose of registration under the PPV&FR Act accordingly. We hope that some more crop species will be notified in future.