Awareness Programme Organized on Farmers’ Rights

13th December 2013, Bhuj

Awareness programme on Farmers’ Right under Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Right Act (PPV and FRA) was organized at Regional Research Station of Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Jodhpur at Bhuj on 13th December 2013.

In his address, Dr. R.R. Hanchinal, Chairman, PPV&FRA as the Chief Guest, appreciated multiple role of farmers in cultivating, conserving, developing and selecting varieties.

Mr. T.K. Chhanga, Chief, Zila Panchyat, Bhuj chaired the programme. He urged farmers to learn about the positives of this act and utilize it for individual and community benefits.

Dr. M.M. Roy, Director, CAZRI explained the role of CAZRI in agricultural development in Kachchh region.

Nine resource persons from CAZRI and state departments at Bhuj appraised farmers about various aspects of biodiversity and its conservation and community awareness.

Dr. R.K. Bhatt, Principal Investigator of project at CAZRI, over 150 farmers, 30 women farmers, 15 local line department officers and KVK personnel participated in the programme.

Earlier, Dr. Devi Dayal, Head, RRS-CAZRI, Bhuj welcomed the gathering.

Mrs. Manju, SMS, KVK, CAZRI proposed vote of thanks.

(Source: CAZRI, Jodhpur)