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Plant Genome Saviour Farmer Recognition

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 invites applications for the “Plant Genome Savior Farmer Recognition from the farmers engaged in the conservation of genetic resources of landraces and wild relatives of economic plants and their improvement through selection and preservation and the material so selected and preserved has been used as donors of gene in varieties registerable under the PPV&FR Act, 2001 (53 of 2001). There shall be maximum of 20 recognitions (consisting of a citation, memento and cash of Rs.One lakh each) in a year. It is essential for the applicants to forward their application through Chairperson or Secretary 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. Farmers whose applications are shortlisted for Recognition shall be required to deposit specified quantity of seeds or propagating material, which will be communicated later.


Year S. No. List of Awardees
2007-08 1. Rung Bhotiya Farmers’ Community, Vyas Valley, Tehsil Dharchula, District Pithoragarh Uttarakhand
2. Shri B. Pradeesh & other Paddy farmers’ of Akampadam Chimpachala Padasekara Samithy, Distt., Palakkad, Kerala
3. Panchbati Gramya Unayana Samiti, Village-Tolla,Via-Boipariguda P.O.-Mohuli, Distt. Koraput, Odisha
4. Shri Sundaram Verma, V.P.O- Danta, Distt. Sikar, Rajasthan
5. Swathi Samudaya Beej Bank, Tiptur, Distt. Tumkur, Karanataka
2008-09 1. Vrihi Beej Binimoy Kendra,V.P.O-Beliatore,Block-Barjora,Distt.-Bankura, West Bengal
2. Farming and Tribal Communities of Jharkhand, Ranchi
3. Shri P. Narayanan Unny, Navara Eco Farm,Karukamani Kalam, P.O-Chittor College, Distt.-Pallakad, Kerala
4. Kuruchiya and Kuruma Tribal Communities, Puthoorvayal, P.O-Kalpetta, Wayanad, Kerala
2010-11 1. Adarsh Gyan Vikas Trust, Adadara, Panchmahal, Gujarat
2. Jai Siddheshwar Shetkari Vigyan Mandal, V.P.O Bharari, Sillod, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
3. Krishi Vigyan Kendra located in Sadau, Kutch, Gujarat
4. Shri Prakash Singh Raghuvanshi is visually impaired farmer from Tadia Village, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
5. Shri Babulal Dahiya, Pithorabad, Satna, Madhya Pradesh
6. Shri Jose Mathew, Kochukudyil Village- Kaloorkad, P.O-Kaloor, Distt.- Ernakulam, Kerala
7. Shri N. Seetharma Iyer, Village- Thirupazhanam, Block-Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
2012 1. Shri. Roshan Lal Sharma, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
2. Shri. Subash Chander Misra, Jalandhar, Punjab
3. Shri. Shiv Nath Yadav, Kondagaun, Chattishgarh
4. Shri. Tulsi Das Sav, Mahasamund, Chattisgarh
5. Shri. Sandeep Brahm Bhatt, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
6. Shri. Muobatsinh Mamuji Sindhal, Kutch, Gujarat
7. Shri. Mavanji Ganpat Pawar, Thane, Maharashtra
8. Shri. Sunil Mahadu Kamadi, Thane, Maharashtra
9. Shri. Shankar Langati, Belgaum, Karnataka
10. Shri. Syed Ghani Khan, Mandya, Karnataka
11. Shri. Sajeevan Kavumkara, Kannur, Kerala
12. Shri. Sumanta Misra, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
13. Shri. Jitul Saikia, Lakhimpur, Assam
14. Shri. Manik Saikia,Lakhimpur, Assam
15. Shri. Suren Bora,Lakhimpur, Assam
2013 1. Sh. P. Krishnan, Kerala
2. Sh. Narendran, Kerala
3. Sh. K. Raman, Kerala
4. Sh. Anjan Kumar Sinha, West Bengal
2014 1. Shri N. A. Chandran, Kerala
2. Shri Aravind K, P V Kalam(H), Kerala
3. Shri Rechanna M., Karnataka
4. Shri Shankarguru M.K., Karnataka
5. Shri Prabhakar M. Keny, South Goa
6. Shri BudhramKashyap, Chhattisgarh
7. Shri Nitai Mistri, Chhattisgarh
8. Shri Rohit Kumar Sahoo, Chhattisgarh
9. Shri Bosaram Atami, Chhattisgarh
10. Shri Manjeet Singh Saluja, Chhattisgarh
11. Shri Kamal Kishore Kashyap, Chhattisgarh
2015 1. Smt. Phula Bai, Tikamgarh, Soriyana, Lar, Madhya Pradesh
2. Shri Raghuwar Adwashi, Jatara, Nadiya, Bijrawan, Tikamgarh Madhya Pradesh
3. Shri Pyray Lal, Sauryana, Lar, Tikamgarh Madhya Pradesh
4. Shri Mathura Prasad Kushwaha, Kanti, Heeranagar, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh
5. Smt. Beni Bai, Tikamgarh, Soriyana, Lar, Madhya Pradesh
6. Shri Dwarka Prasad Vishwakarma, Kanti, Heeranagar, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh
7. Shri Swami pal, Jatara, Nadiya, Bijrawan, Tikamgarh Madhya Pradesh
8. Shri Bhagirath Yadav, Kanti, Heeranagar, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh
9. Smt. Rama Bai, Tikamgarh, Soriyana, Lar, Madhya Pradesh
10. Shri Amar Chandra Prajapati, Jatara, Nadiya, Bijrawan, Tikamgarh Madhya Pradesh
11. Shri Lakhan Lal Ahirmar, Jatara, Nadiya, Bijrawan, Tikamgarh Madhya Pradesh
12. Shri Pumma Khushwaha, Jatara, Nadiya, Bijrawan, Tikamgarh Madhya Pradesh
13. Shri Mahendra Singh Yadav, Barath, Bangaon , Chhattarpur , Madhya Pradesh
14. Shri I.P. Singh Yadav, Nowgong , Barath , Bangaon , Chhattarpur , Madhya Pradesh
15. Shri Shiv Prasad Rajput, Nowgong , Barath , Bangaon , Chhattarpur , Madhya Pradesh
16. Shri Harsevak Patel, Sukva , Chhattarpur Madhya Pradesh
17. Shri Dharam Das Rajput, Nowgong, Manpura , Lugasi, Chhattarpur Madhya Pradesh
18. Shri Rangi Rajput, Chhattarpur, Nowgong, Manpura , Lugasi, Chhattarpur Madhya Pradesh
19. Shri V.S. SIDDESWARA REDDY, Challakere, Viddapanakunte, M. S.Halli, Chitadurga, Karnataka
20. Shri Shiv Kumar Chandravanshi, Karvadha , Koko Kabir Dham, Chhattisgarh



Application forms

‘PLANT GENOME SAVIOR FARMER REWARD/RECOGNITION’(In English)    Download    Download

‘PLANT GENOME SAVIOR FARMER REWARD/RECOGNITION’(In Hindi)     Download    Download

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