Meet held on protection of plant varieties

DIBRUGARH, March 8 – Farmers varieties have been utilised in developing improved varieties of various crops, both by private and public seed producing sectors. However, very little is known to most of the farmers about the registration procedure of their own variety and the financial benefit out of it.

In this context, a daylong awareness programme and training on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act, 2001 was organised at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Dibrugarh.

The programme was held with the financial support from Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights (PPV&FR) Authority, Government of India. Altogether 101 farmers and farm women from 15 villages of six blocks of Dibrugarh district participated in the training programme.