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Procedure for Notification of Variety

Steps:

  1. Evaluation
  2. Identification
  3. Release and Notification

Evaluation

Consists of various trials and tests to determine its superiority over the best existing variety in yield, agronomic traits and its suitability for consumption

Identification 

Outstanding cultures are identified for release as new varieties at the Annual workshops of the coordinated projects on the respective crops. Proposals for the identification of cultures may be prepared by the respective breeder in a prescribed format.

Proposals should consist of information on the results of the various centres of AICRP for at least two years, pest and disease reactions and quality parameters. The proposals will be examined by an Identification committee. The criteria for identification as variety may vary form one crop the other. Culture after consideration called as Identified variety

Release and Notification

After identification, the variety is to be tested for at least one year for disease and quality tests. The breeder should submit a proposal for release as a new variety for approval by the Central Sub-Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and release of varieties. After a variety has been released for a zone by the Central Sub-Committee, theDirector, HYV, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, GOI notifies the concerned authorities of the states within that zone for seed multiplication and distribution of variety. This is known as notification of variety.

Release of a variety by a State Variety Release Committee

The breeder concerned should submit Variety Release Proposal (12 copies) in the prescribed format to the Director of Research, TNAU, Coimbatore. They will initially scrutinize the proposals. After scrutinization, it will be examined by State Variety Release Committee consists of the following members

S.No. Officials Position
1

Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu, Agrl. Department

Chairman

2

Vice-Chancellor, TNAU, Coimbatore

Member

3

Director of Agriculture

Member

4

Chief Engineer (Agrl.Engg.)

Member

5

Director of Seed Certification, Coimbatore

Member

6

Professor and Head, Dept. of SS&T, TNAU, Coimbatore

Member

7

Joint Director of Horticulture

Member

8

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

Member

Non-official members

1

Leading farmers – 2 Nos.

2

President, Tamil Nadu Seed Association, Coimbatore

         The official release of the new varieties will be made by the Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture in Farmers’ Day celebration

Notification

The breeder concerned should submit 70 copies of the notification proposal in the proforma to the State Seed Sub-Committee for onward transmission to Central Sub-Committee. Deposition of seed material to Gene Bank, NBPGR, New Delhi is a pre requisite. The State Seed Sub-Committee is to be constituted by the Central Committee, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, New Delhi which consists of the following members

S.No. Officials Position
1

Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu, Agrl. Department

Chairman

2

Director of Agriculture

Member

3

Director, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Member

4

Director of Seed Certification, Cbe

Member

5

Addl. Director of Agriculture (Input)

Member

6

Seed Testing Officer, Cbe.

Member

7

Regl. Manager, NSC, Ambattur

Member

8

Director, SFC, Chengam

Member

9

E.I.D. Parry Ltd., Chennai

Member

10

TUCAS, Coimbatore

Member

11

Leading Farmers – 2 Nos.

Member

12

Secretary, TN Seed Assn. Cbe.

Member

13

JDA, (SSF), DA, Chennai

Co-convener

14

Deputy Commissioner (QC), New Delhi

Co-convener

 
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