Plant Variety Law in India
In compliance with TRIPS India enacted the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights Act, 2001 on the recommendations of the International Union for Protection of New Varieties of Plants, Geneva. The Plant Act provides for promoting the development and protection of new plant varieties and protecting the rights of the farmers and breeders and set up a Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority responsible for the aforesaid.
The Act aims to establish an effective system for the protection of plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders, the development of new varieties of plants, and facilitate the growth of the seed industry.
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