ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Issues in the Indian Law

Farmers' Rights to Seeds

While the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act 2001 is a progressive piece of legislation that recognises farmers' rights to seed, it demands payment of an annual maintenance fee by the farmers to protect the varieties which they have been cultivating and conserving for years, only because these varieties have been brought under legal protection through national legislation.



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