Awareness-cum-Training Programme on PPV & FRA Organized

7th March 2014, Ranchi

Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (IIAB), Garkhatanga, Ranchi and Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmer`s Right Authority (PPV&FRA), New Delhi organized a one-day awareness-cum-training programme on ‘Protection of plant varieties and farmer`s Right’ on 7th March, 2014 at Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums (IINRG), Namkum, Ranchi.

Dr. R. Ramani, Director, IINRG inaugurated the programme as Chief Guest. He emphasized upon the availability of good quality seeds for upliftment of farmers’ economy.

Dr. Jatashankar Choudhary, Director, SAMETI, Jharkhand was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. He appreciated the initiative of IIAB, Ranchi for organizing such type of programme for the farmers and urged the PPV&FRA to organize similar type of events for the extension official.

Shri Umakant Dubey, Deputy Registrar, Region Centre, PPV&FRA, Ranchi also graced the occasion.

Dr. Nirmal Kumar, Principal Scientist, IIAB welcomed the dignitaries and participants briefed about the programmes, while Mr. Umakant Dubey, PPV&FRA elaborated the role of registration of farmers’ varieties.

Dr. N.K. Sinha, Senior Scientist, IIAB was Coordinator of the programme.

Lectures on different topics were delivered by experts during the training programme. A field visit was also organized for the farmers to acquaint them with latest technologies. A total of 126 progressive farmers, extension personnel and NGO`s workers participated in the programme.

(Source: IIAB, Ranchi)