Eastern Regional Chapter Meet on IPR in Agriculture Organized

28th February 2014, Ranchi

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi and ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region (ICAR-RCER), Patna jointly organized the Eastern Regional Chapter Meet on IPR in Agriculture during 27-28th February, 2014 at ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Regional Research Centre, Ranchi.

Dr. R. Ramani, Director, Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gum (IINRG), Ranchi was the Chief Guest, while Dr. R.P. Singh Ratan, Director (Extension Education), Birsa Agricultural University (BAU), Ranchi was the Guest of Honour during the inaugural session.

In his address, Dr. Ramani suggested innovative thinking of IP protected new products/ formulations from the horticultural crop produce. He also briefed about IP scenario of natural resins and gum based products.

Dr. B.P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna and Convener of the programme stressed upon strengthening the work related to IPR in eastern region and the issues and commodities that are needed to be covered under IP management.

All together three technical sessions on IPR in agriculture, horticulture, livestock, fisheries, resins and gums, protection of plant varieties and management of protection of IPR assets were organized. Technical sessions were chaired by Prof. M.P. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor, BAU, Ranchi, Dr. B.P. Bhatt, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna, and Dr. R.P. Singh Ratan, Director (Extension) BAU, Ranchi.

Prof. M.P. Pandey, Vice-Chancellor, BAU, Ranchi was the Chief Guest on valedictory function. Dr. S. Kumar, Former Head, ICAR-RCER Research Centre, Ranchi; Dr. Major Singh, Head, Division of Vegetable Improvement, IIVR, Varanasi; Dr. R.S. Rathi, Head, NBPGR Regional Station, Ranchi; Dr. Sanjeev Saxena, Principal Scientist, AgriInnovate India Ltd., New Delhi; Mr. Barun Sarkar, Business Manager, BPDU, NIRJAFT, Kolkata; Mr. U.K. Dubey, Deputy Registrar, PPV&FRA, Ranchi; Dr. Ranjit Kumar, Senior Scientist, NAARM, Hyderabad; Dr. P.C. Chandran, Scientist, ICAR-RC for Eastern Region, Patna; Mr. Siddharth Jaiswal, Business Manager, BPD Unit, BAU, Ranchi and scientists from ICAR-RC for Eastern Region, Research Centre, Ranchi  and the students from Xavier Institute of Social Sciences, Ranchi and BAU, Ranchi participated in the event.

The purpose of the meet was to discuss the issues related to Intellectual Property Rights in different areas of agriculture and to advocate recommendations for IP issues in agriculture. 

(Source: ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna)