Satyamev Jayate
हिन्दी | English Home | Contact Us | Sitemap | Downloads | Feedback | Query
Plant Authority
Home PGSC Awards

Plant Genome Saviour Community Award

    The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FRA) has been established by the Central Government under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001. The Authority grants exclusive rights to the breeders and farmers who have bred, evolved or developed any variety.  The Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Rights Authority, under the provision of section 45 of PPV&FR Act, 2001 Rule  70 (2) (a) [PPV&FR Rules, 2003] has instituted Plant Genome Savior Community Award. Additionally, as per section 39 (1)(iii) of PPV&FR Act, 2001, the Central Government has notified the PPV&FR (Recognition and Reward from the Gene Fund) Rules, 2012 for rewarding and recognizing farmers.

    The Authority confers the "Plant Genome Savior Community Award" annually on the basis of shortlisting and site verification of the applications received from the community of farmers/farming community based organizations who have a long track record for conserving plant agro-biodiversity. Applications are now invited for the award, which is open to all Indian group of farmers, community of farmers, particularly the tribal and rural communities engaged in conservation, improvement and preservation of genetic resources of economic plants and their wild relatives particularly in the areas identified as agro bio-diversity hotspots. There shall be maximum of five awards in a year, consisting of a cash of Rs.Ten lakh each, a citation and a memento. 

    List of Awardees

    Plant Genome Saviour Community Awards

    2009-10

    1.     Panchabati Gramya Unayana Samiti, Village-Tolla, Block-Boipariguda, P.O:Mohuil, District: Koraput, Odisha

    2.     Kopatgiri Nandiveerimath Seva (KNS) Foundation, Sindrameshwar Nagar, Gadag, Karnataka

    2010-11

    1.     Wayanad District Tribal Development Action Council, Puthoorvayal, P.O.Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala

    2.     Pokkali Rice Farming Community (Kadamakkudy-Varappuzha Jaiva Pokkali ICS), P.O.Kadamakudy, Distt.Ernakulam, Kerala

    3.     Tamil Nadu Hill Banana Growers’ Federation, Pattiveeranpatti, Distt-Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

    4.     Shyamsunder Sister Nivedita Sangha, P.O:Shyamsundar, Distt. Burdwan, West Bengal

    2011-12

     

    1.        Rice Farming Communities of Palakkad District, Kerala

    2.        Seed Saver Farmers Group in Jawahar Block, Distt. Pune, Maharashtra

    3.        Sanjeevini Rural Development Society, Distt. Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

    4.        Deepaoli Women’s Self Help Group, Distt. Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

    2012-13

     

    1.        Society for Conservation of Mango Diversity (SCMD), Utter Pradesh

    2.        Kachai Village Community, Manipur

    3.        Dharohar Samiti Muria/Bhatra Adivasi and Backward Tribal Community, Chattisgarh

    4.        Community of Kharchi Village, Rajasthan

    5.        Siddharudha Savayava Krushikara Balaga, Karnataka

    2013-14

     

    1.        Farming community of Village Sagam and Danwathpora, Dist-Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir

    2.        Chengalikodan Banana Growers Association, Erumapetty, Thrissur, Kerala

    3.        SagarKrishnanagar Swami Vivekananda Youth Cultural Society, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

    4.        Khola / Canacona Chilli Cultivators Groups, Khola, Shirothi, South Goa

    5.        Karen Welfare Association, Webi, Mayabunder, Middle Andaman, A& N Islands

    Application forms

    ‘PLANT GENOME SAVIOR COMMUNITY AWARD’(In English)    (pdf),    (word)

    ‘PLANT GENOME SAVIOR COMMUNITY AWARD’(In Hindi)     (pdf),     (word)

  • Gazette Notification for the Plant Genome Saviour Farmer Rewards and Recognitions.
  • The Agro-Biodiversity Hotspots of India
 
English Hindi