As per the Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Rights Act, 2001 Section 45, “National Gene Fund” has been constituted to receive (or give) contributions from:

  • The Breeder will have to pay royalty which will go to the National Gene Fund 
  • The amount of the benefit sharing to a variety will have to be deposited by the breeder of such variety to the National Gene Fund.
  • If someone gives a claim that the genetic material possessed by him was used in the development of the seed variety by the breeder then the claimant will get benefit sharing from the National Gene Fund.
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