Ms. Ruchi Bishnoi is doing PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Agriculture University, Kota, Rajasthan.
Ms. Ruchi Bishnoi says that Government of India enacted “The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV &FR) Act, 2001” adopting Sui Generis System. The legislation recognizes the contributions of both commercial plant breeders and farmers in plant breeding activity and also provides to implement.
Objectives of the PPV & FR Act, 2001
1. To establish an effective system for the protection of plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders and to encourage the development of new varieties of plants.
2. To recognize and protect the rights of farmers in respect of their contributions made at any time in conserving, improving and making available plant genetic resources for the development of new plant varieties.
3. To accelerate agricultural development in the country.
4.Facilitate the growth of seed industry in the country which will ensure the availability of high quality seeds and planting material to the farmers.