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Two ethnic northeast tribes bag national awards in agriculture sector | Guwahati News

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JORHAT: In a primary, two ethnic tribes from the northeast bagged two national awards in agriculture sector, underneath the management of Assam Agricultural University (AAU), on Saturday.
The Centre conferred the ‘Plant Genome Saviour Community Award’ to Dhonsuri Agril farmer cooperative society of Karbi tribe and ‘Plant Genome Saviour Farmer Recognition award’ to Boloram Sorongsa of Dimasa tribe for his or her contribution in the agricultural sector.
In a press convention on Saturday, AAU vice-chancellor Bidyut Chandan Deka stated, “This is for the primary time that farmers of two ethnic tribes in the NE have bagged national awards in two classes. The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority, established by the Central authorities, underneath the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001, confers the ‘Plant Genome Saviour Community Award’ yearly on the idea of brief itemizing and web site verification of the functions obtained from the group of farmers/farming community-based organizations who’ve a protracted monitor document for conserving plant agro-biodiversity.
Similarly, the authority confers the ‘Plant Genome Saviour Farmer Recognition’ award to the farmers engaged in the conservation of genetic sources of landraces and wild kin of financial crops and their enchancment via choice and preservation and the fabric so chosen and preserved has been used as donors of gene in varieties registered underneath the PPV & FR Act, 2001.”