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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:8, August, 2021

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 140-148

Protection of Maize Varieties under PPV & FR Act, 2001
Dhirendra Singh1, Usha Nara3, G. K. Chikkappa2 and Ramesh Kumar1*
1ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana, India
2 ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Unit office, New Delhi, India
3Department of Plant Breeding, PAU, Ludhiana, India
*Corresponding author

ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research (ICAR-IIMR), Ludhiana has been identified as a nodal agency for filing the applications of the public-bred maize varieties for registration under the Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Rights, Act 2001 (PPV&FRA, 2001). ICAR-IIMR is selected as a DUS centre for testing of maize varieties with sub-centers at Seed Research and Technology Centre (PJTSAU), Hyderabad; ICAR- Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora; Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam. Till date, 146 applications comprising of 95 hybrids and 51 open pollinated varieties have been filed for protection under this PPV&FR Act. Out of these, 52 varieties (40 hybrids and 12 open pollinated varieties) fall under new category and 95 varieties (55 hybrids and 39 open pollinated varieties) fall under extant category. The varieties have been registered under new category after completion of two years of DUS testing whereas Variety of Common Knowledge (VCK) category after completion of one year of DUS testing at two locations i.e. Delhi and Hyderabad, respectively. The period of protection is 15 years which starts from dates of registration after completion of DUS testing in case of variety filed under new category. Under extant notified category the duration of protection is counted from date of Gazette notification of the variety.

Keywords: Maize, Registration, Variety, PPV&FRA, Protection

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Dhirendra Singh, Usha Nara, G. K. Chikkappa and Ramesh Kumar. 2021. Protection of Maize Varieties under PPV & FR Act, 2001.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 140-148. doi:
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