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Event Name :
Awareness Programme on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act (PPV&FR Act)
Event Venue :
ICAR - Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kovilangulam, Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar District
KVK address :
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Regional Research Station,Kovilangulam, AruppukottaiDistt. Virudhunagar
Contact person details :
Dr. K. Anandhi
SMS (Plant Breeding and Genetics)
Event Date :
3/17/2018 To 3/17/2018
Objective: The objective of this programme is to highlight the salient features of PPV and FR act 2001 and to create awareness among the farmers on the importance of protecting plant varieties and the need for conserving and maintaining the traditional varieties.
Pre Event Description :
During this event, the speech delivered by the Honourable Prime Minister of India during the Inauguration of National Conference of KVK’s at New Delhi will be live telecast by online web streaming for the benefit of the participants. Further, an exhibition will be organized on biodiversity and traditional varieties cultivated by the farmers. This one day awareness programme shall provide an opportunity for interaction among the stake holders viz., farmers, scientists, NGO’s, department officials, private companies and environmentalists about the effective implementation of PPV and FR Act specifically for the benefit of farming community and society as a whole.
Target Group: Farmer
Male Count: 70
Female Count:38
SC Count:10
ST Count:0
Chief Guest's Name: Mr.S.Subramaniyan, Joint Director of Agriculture, Virudhunagar
Chief Guest's Remarks:Mr.S.Subramaniyan, Joint Director of Agriculture, Virudhunagar Mr. K. Manisekaran, DD (Agri) & PA (Agri) to Collector, Virudhunagar Mrs.A.Nachiyarammal, Deputy Director of Seed Inspection, Virdhunagar Mr.V.S.Balasubramaniyan, AGM, NABARD, Virudhunagar Dr.M. Subramanian Retd.Director of Research, TNAU, Coimbatore Mr.B.Kalaiselvan, Lead Bank Manager, Virudhunagar Dr.A.Selvin Samuel, External Resource person PCRA, Thirunelveli Mr.B.Radhakrishnan, Assistant Director of Horticulture, Virudhunagar Mr.G.Muthiah, ADA (Agri Business and Marketing)i/c, Virudhunagar
Post Event Details:The one day awareness programme on farmer’s rights under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights Act 2001 was conducted at ICAR KVK, Aruppukottai Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu on 17.03.2018. Mr. S. Subramanian, Joint Director of Agriculture, Virudhunagar, Dr. M. Subramanian, Breeder and Former Director of Research, Mr. V.S. Balasubramanian, Assistant General Manager, NABARD, Virudhunagar, Mrs. A. Nachiarammal, Deputy Director of Seed Inspection, Mr. B. Radhakrishnan Assistant Director of Horticulture Mr. G. Manisekaran, DD (Agri) and PA Agri to Collector and Mr. B. Kalaiselvan, Lead Bank Manager and Assistant Director of Agriculture i/c Agri Business Management Mr. G. Muthiah felicitated the function. Dr. A. Selvin Samuel External Resource person, PCRA gave an address on preservation of petroleum products. Dr. G. Kumar, SMS (V&AS), Dr. K. Anandhi, SMS (PBG) and Dr. A. Vijayakumar, SMS (FSN) gave technical sessions. Dr. B. Bhakiyathu Saliha, SMS (SS & AC) welcomed the participants and Dr. K. Anandhi, SMS (PBG) proposed vote of thanks. An exhibition on biodiversity of traditional varieties was also organized with the help of Mr. R. Karthik, Farm Manager and Mrs. M. Kavitha, Programme Assistant (Technical) for the benefit of farmers during the event. Dr. Subramanian, Breeder and Former Director of Research gave a detailed lecture on “Landraces of Rice”
Image: Booklet release on Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Right ACT -2001 Programme held at KVK, Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar District.