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Title: The Indian Plant Variety Protection Act Beneficiaries: The Indian Farmer or the Corporate Seed Company?
Authors: Chandrashekaran, Shanti
Vasudev, Sujata
Issue Date: Nov-2002
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The Indian Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Act (2001) covers several issues relating to farmers’ rights and the protection and registration of new plant varieties. It is a <i style="">sui generis </i>system developed after years of deliberation and offers tremendous freedom to farmers to continue saving and reusing seeds from their farm produce. As Indian farmers fall into diverse socio-economic classes, all of them will not benefit equally from the PVP Act. PVP issues relating to farmers’ rights are discussed <i style="">vis-à-vis </i>their role in biodiversity conservation and plant breeding. Possible solutions to mitigate the drawbacks of long-term protection to farmers are also discussed.
Description: 506-515
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JIPR Vol.07(6) [November 2002]

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