Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FRA) was established by the Central Government to grant exclusive rights to the breeders and farmers who have bred, evolve or developed any kind of plant variety under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001.

PPV & FRA, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India is inviting applications for Plant Genome Saviour Reward and Recognition 2012-2013. The reward will consist of a citation, memento and a cash prize of 1lakh and the recognition will consist of a citation and memento. There will be a maximum of 10 Rewards and 20 Recognitions. The last date for submission of duly filled application form is on or before 15th October, 2012.

Essential: The application is to be sent through Chairperson or Secratary of the Concerned Panchayat Biodiversity Management Committee or Concerned District Agricultural Officer or Director of Research of concerned State Agriculture University or concerned District Tribal Development Office. The shortlisted candidates will be required to deposit specified quantity of seeds or propagating material as may be communicated later.