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Camson Biotechnologies Limited

A leader in Agricultural Innovation

Overview

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Activity


India's first integrated
agricultural biotech company



First mover advantage


Biocides



All set to leverage the hard
work put in over the last one
and half decades

Competitive Advantages

Growth over the Years


CAGR of over 80%

(FY 06

10)



Consistent EBITDA Margins
of 19% + in last 5 years



Consistent PAT Margins of
16% + in last 5 years

Financials

EBITDA

Revenue

PAT


Business verticals:



Seeds



Biocides & Bio fertilizers



(Amt Rs. in cr)

Overview

Vision & Mission

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Vision:


Camson
visualises

a healthy and disease
-
free society by
providing safe food



Mission:


To be a world
-
class manufacturer of biotechnology products
which are effective, non
-
poisonous, eco
-
friendly, zero
-
residue
and cost effective through state
-
of
-
the
-
art technology, backed
by on
-
going research and development activities thereby
providing good health to all.


Agenda

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Overview

Industry

Company profile

Future Roadmap

Growth Drivers

Financials

Indian Agriculture Industry

Source:

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Growing Population

Reducing Arable Land due to

Rapid
Industrialisation

Use of Crops as Bio
-
Fuels

Food Scarcity Crisis

Will require high
yield seeds & bio
-
fertilizers to
improve agriculture
productivity

India would be
short
of 14 mmt

of
food
grains by 2017

if the
present growth rate of
food grain production
continues.

Source: Govt. of India

Expected to grow from 1.1
bn

in 2009 to 1.9
bn

by 2050

Source: UN Population Division (2005)

Per capita availability of
agri

land

Source: Union Agriculture Ministry (2006)

0.33 ha

0.14 ha

0.05 ha

1951

2001

2035

Industry Overview


Agrochemicals (Pesticides)

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Global Agrochemicals Industry


Global Agrochemicals Industry grew at a
CAGR of 9.3%

from 2003 to reach
US$ 41.7
billion

in 2008.



Herbicides (45%)

and
Insecticides (33%)

are the largest
consumed

agrochemicals.


Expected to
grow at 7.5%

from
US$ 1.36 bn
(2009)

to
US$ 1.7 bn (2012).



4
th

largest producer

in the world after the US,
Japan and China.



Produces
16% of the world’s food grains
;
responsible for only
2%
of
world’s pesticides
usage
.



Approx. 18% of the crop yield worth
Rs. 900 bn

is
lost due to pests

every year in India.

Indian Agrochemicals Industry

Pesticide Consumption in India

Global Pesticide Consumption

Source: SBICAP Report, Mar 2010

6.0

2002

2.3

2001

2008

41.7

2007

9.9

2006

2.6

2005

1.6

2004

15.0

2003

Yoy growth (%)

Market size

US$ bn

(%)

Chilli

Others

Rice

Vegetables

Cotton

Wheat

9
%

12
%

25
%

Maize

Fruits & Veg

Others

Cotton

Soya

Rice

Source: CARE Report, Mar 2010

Industry Overview


Indian Seed Market

Source:

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6
th

largest

seed market in the world. Estimated
to be
Rs. 49
-
55 bn
.



Growing at 12
-
14% annually

vis
-
à
-
vis global
market which is growing 4
-
5% annually.



Categorised into:


Biotech trait suppliers


Hybrid seed players / breeders


Companies that provide seeds to farmers



Constituents


Public Sector
: Mostly
focus

on
high volume
low value

certified seeds such as pulses,

wheat and soybean



Private Sector
:
Focus
on
high
-
value hybrid
seeds

such as cotton, cereals and vegetables



Currently
exports

account for less that
5% of
the total hybrids market in India




The country
exports

predominantly to
South
-
East Asian countries

Source: SBICAP Securities Research

Indian Seed Market Size (Approx. Rs. in
bn
)

Indian Seed
Market

Farm Saved

Seeds


75%

Commercial

Seeds
-

25%

Public
-

24%

Private
-

75%

Unorganised

(without
research
capabilities) 43%

Organised

(with research
capabilities) 57%

Hybrid Seeds v/s Genetically Modified (GM)

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Difference

Long
-
term Effect


Taking desirable gene sequences from
other plants (and even animals)


Result of a new technology that may
have serious drawback


Little is known about the long
-
term
effects on the consumer of the extra
gene sequences.

Genetically Modified (GM)


Crossbred species of a two closely
related but different parent vegetables


Hybrid vegetables have a favorable
public opinion since they have existed
naturally for centuries

Process


Only happens in the laboratory
because it combines DNA from
organisms (plants or animals) outside
of a vegetable's species


Hybridisation

happens regularly in
nature when closely related species
cross
-
pollinate

Hybrid

Advantages of using Hybrid Seeds in Horticulture

Source:

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Higher
Returns to the
Farmers

Greater
Productivity

Better
Adaptability

Better Quality
Produce


Fresh, attractive and
free from disease


Better transport quality


Suitable for processing


Increase in the yield
per unit area per unit
time due to the
development of
varieties with high yield
potential, early
maturity and improved
plant architecture


Have wider adaptability
to various environments


Possess the
characteristics suited to
off
-
season production


Commercial sowing in
off
-
season gives high
yield and better
economical income to
the poor growers

Agenda

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Overview

Industry

Company profile

Future Roadmap

Growth Drivers

Financials

Milestones & Achievements

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Exclusive
Agreement with
Government of
Uttarakhand

2004
-
05

2005
-
06

Collaborative Research
Agreement on
Molecular Genetics
with the University of
Dharwad
, Karnataka

2007
-
08

Identified as One of the Fastest Growing
Technology Companies and placed at 17
th

in
the Technology 50 India 2008
Programme

conducted by Deloitte
Touche

Tohmatsu, Asia
Pacific

2007
-
08

In
-
house R&D Unit
recognised by Govt. of
India, Ministry of
Science and
Technology,

New Delhi

2009
-
10


Procures land for 3 production units
in
Nangal
(HP),
Kotabagh

(
Uttarakhand
) & Aligarh(UP).


Launch of “
Sonmat
”, yellow skinned
watermelon.


Launch of Cherry tomato


Launch of “
Calbase

-

Biocide for soil
application.

Started
Operations

1993

1995

Became a Public
Limited Company

Camson’s

Pioneering
Products


First Indian company to launch a seed variety giving yellow tomatoes


First Indian company
in India to research, produce and market unique seeds like ice box

watermelons under 3 kilos out of their own R&D facilities


First Indian company to produce watermelon with yellow skin

Business Segments: Complete Solutions for Farmers

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Currently its business consists of
3 verticals
-

seeds, biocides and bio
-
fertilizers

Seeds


Proven track record of hybrid
vegetable seeds



Range of over 49 varieties



Pipeline of an additional 70
more varieties

Biotech products
(Zero
-
residue)

Biocides


In house library of 3700
selected and characterised
microbes



Effective in controlling various
pests and pathogens



Leading edge in innovating/
formulating effective biocides

Bio
-
fertilizers


Effective mobilisation of
nutrients to plant



Reduce the need to use
chemical fertilizers by
restoring the soils natural
nutrient cycle and enhancing
the soil conditions

Challenges for Farmers

Solutions by
Camson


Hybrid Seed varieties
-

Offer maximum compatibility with organic and
natural conditions and better yields



Bio
-
fertilizers
-

Unique combinations of bio
-
agents that enhance the
concentration of plant nutrients in the soil



Zero
-
residue Biocides
-

enable farmers to access higher
-
value markets
by meeting stringent requirements on pesticide residue levels


Supply to the increasing global
demand for food



Reducing the negative impact of crop
protection practices on consumers,
farm workers and the environment

Strong Product Portfolio

Source:

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Revenue Contribution

Approximately 64%

Approximately 36%

Product Features


Longer shelf life


Higher
realisation

due to unique characteristics


Offer great protection period


Pests/insects do not develop resistance to biocide even after multiple uses


Fewer sprays, in turn saves labour cost


Greater yield per acre


Zero residue product


Can be used along with chemical pesticides


Cater to wide range of crops

Product Segments

Hybrid Seeds

Biotech Products (Bio
-
fertilizers and Biocides)

Product Matrix (till date)

Hybrid Seeds (48 varieties)

Biotech Products Type
(27 Variants)

1.
Watermelon (5)

2.
Tomato (11)

3.
Chilly (4)

4.
Brinjal (15)

5.
Okra (3)

6.
Bitter Gourd (4)

7.
Bottle Gourd (2)

8.
Sponge Gourd (2)

9.
Sweet Corn (1)

10.
Musk melon (1)


Biofungicides

(6)


Bio Insecticides (9)


Bio Stimulants (6)


Bio
-
Fertilisers

(6)

Pioneer Products

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Product

Major Crops

For Control and Elimination of

Calphomil

Veg, Fruits, Flowers and Cereals

Fungal infection like downy

mildew,

phytopothora
,
pyhium
, wilt, blast

Calnova

Veg, Fruits and Flowers

Mites(sucking pest),
Thrips

Calstim

Veg, Fruits and Flowers

Bio
-
stimulants

Caltika

Veg, Fruits and Flowers

Plant tonic

Calpaste

Veg, Fruits, Flowers, Cereals and Cotton

Insecticide for all soft bodied insects

Calbahaar

Veg, Fruits, Flowers, Cereals and Cotton

Prevention and control of soil borne

pathogens and insects

Biocides Product Portfolio

Seed Product Portfolio

Key Crops

Brands

Description

Watermelons

Netravati and Vedavati


Higher margin product and expected to be future growth driver

Tomato

Ganga
,
Songanaga

and
Akash

Ganga


The second highest revenue earner


First Indian company to launch a seed variety giving yellow tomatoes

Chilies

Gomti

and
Pennar



Gomti

chilly is dark green with 8
-
10 cm length.



This variety of seed has been the highest gross earner for
Camson
.

Location and Target Markets

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Target Farmers :

Locations


Currently
active

in
Six States




Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (including
Uttaranchal), Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh,
Karnataka and Haryana



These six states
account

for
85%

of
sales



Intends to expand on pan
-
India basis and
enter in International markets

Three categories


Category A : Export oriented farmers.



Category B : Who have not been able to
find remedial solution for a particular
pest/disease



Category C: Who understand harmful
effects of chemical pesticides

Currently ,the company is setting up a production unit in
Uttarakhand to cater exclusively to the Northern India market

Camson

has research center in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Headquartered in Bangalore, Camson has a 25 acre R&D centre
and production facility in
Dodaballapur
; also in process of
developing another R&D center in
Dodaballapur

Target Markets

Setting up a production facility in
Nangal
, Himachal Pradesh

Sales & Distribution Network

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13 Branches

all over India



Dedicated team of
300 marketing professionals

across India



Wide, well
-
connected network of
300 distributors

and
2,600 dealers

across India

CAMSON

Marketing

Sales Officers

Demos

Free Consultancy

Authorised Distributors
(AD):

Obtains product at a lower
price than APD

Authorised Preferential
Dealer (APD):

Larger retailer at
taluka

level who also supplies
to some retail shops

Retail Shops

Field Assistants


Distribution is through its Bangalore
centre. Seeds are normally couriered
immediately and delivered within 3
-
4
days.



For biotech products which have a longer
shelf life and are much more bulky,

Camson has Clearing & Forwarding agents
across the country for storage and
handling


Employs Field Assistants at local level on a
temporary basis during sales promotions


To reach farmers
directly organises
various kinds of trials
and demonstrations


Give general advice to farmers on various
products and also write out “prescriptions”
on appropriate usage of biocides along
with seeds

Manufacturing Facilities

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Location

Karnataka
(Existing)

Karnataka

(New building)

Nangal (HP)

Aligarh (UP)

Kotabagh
(Uttarakhand)

Total

Type

R&D Faci l i ty

Bi oci de pl ant

R&D Lab

Bi oci de pl ant

Land Area (Acres)

20

1.8

12

1.5

Area (Building)

45,000 sq.mts

30,000 sq. ft

40,000 sq. ft

6,000 sq. ft

30,000 sq. ft

Capex (Rs.
mn
)

100

80

10

80

270

Capacity (ltrs on a per shift basis)

900,000

NA

900,000

NA

800,000

2,600,000

Expected Operational Date

-

31
-
Mar
-
12

31
-
Mar
-
11

31
-
Mar
-
12

31
-
Mar
-
12

Tax exemptions in biocides units in Nangal and
Kotabagh

Manufacturing Facilities

Quick Facts


Have been set up in southern and
northern parts of India, keeping
in mind the diverse demand in
both.



Supported by well
-
equipped and
internally connected storage
facilities covering key locations in
India.


Currently, has
one facility

at Dodaballapur in
Bangalore


Setting up
additional facilities

in
Uttarakhand

and
Himachal Pradesh


Seed multiplication

is through
contract farming

at different locations


Total area under
contract farming

is approx.
1000 acres



Contract production (Hybrid seeds) spread over 1000 acres in
Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu


Tax advantage

for the
25 acre centre

in
Dodaballapur

which has
agricultural, residential and industrial units housed within it

Strong R&D Capabilities

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Strong focus on in
-
house research
capabilities has resulted in successful
portfolio of products over the past 3 years


22 biocides


7 bio
-
fertilizers


17 hybrid seeds


The ongoing research will add another 70 more varieties of seeds

Entire Biocides research process takes about
9
-

12 years


Has already established over 3,700 selected microbes

Entire Hybrid Seeds research process takes
about 5
-

6 years


Has a large number of selected nucleus
germplasms

R&D Facilities


Already has its 25 acre R&D centre and production facility in
Dodaballapur


R&D facility in Aligarh, UP & planning to set up another R&D
center at
Dodaballapur


Recognition


In
-
house R&D Unit recognised by Govt. of India, Ministry of
Science and Technology, New Delhi

Developed a proprietary technology
platform


Consisting of a microorganism database, screening technology
and a natural product compound library

Camson's

ability to leverage its proprietary technology platform combined with frontier science
continues to advance
Camson's

reputation as a leading innovator in the biotechnology space

Camson’s Zero Residue Farming Products

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Biocides

Bio
-
fertilizers

Microbial

Secondary Metabolites

(Bio
-
agents beneficial to soil
conditioning and improve the plant
physiology and produce)

Based on

Formulates of

Production of Biocides and Bio
-
fertilizers

Organically derived biocides and bio
-
fertilizers to protect crops and enhance growth

Difference

Synthetic Chemicals

Biocides and Bio
-
fertilizers


Pests develop efficacy


They cause acute and chronic health
effects


Affect the equilibrium of agricultural
systems and the environment


Also lead to socio
-
economic problems in
the farming community


Mobilize the micronutrients in soil to
maximise

their
utilisation

by the growing
plant


Work specifically against certain pests,
without harming other organisms


Since they are living strains, they
assimilate into the ecosystem without
leaving any toxic residue

Due to recent technological advances and increasing environment and safety concerns, biologically
-
derived products are becoming increasingly important components of Integrated Pest Management

Management Team

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Management team comprises of a core team of 35+ senior technocrats, scientists and sales professionals

Name

Designation

Qualification

Experience

Mr. Dhirendra
Kumar

Managing

Director

M.Sc. Ag., MBA


Total of 27 years of experience. Has extensive expertise, especially in promotion and
marketing of agricultural products.

Mr. A N Singh

Non
-
Executive
Director

M.Sc. Ag


Has worked for over 40 years in the agricultural sector. Was with the Ministry of
Agriculture, Govt. of India & retired as Additional Commissioner. This was followed by
assignments as a Consultant to the World Bank.

Krishnaswamy
Ramaswamy Iyer

Non
-
Executive,

Independent
Director

B.A (Hons),

LLB, CAIIB


Has over 42 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Has held
positions like DGM, SBI; President, San Paola Hambro Finance; MD, EXIM Bank of Tanzania
& CEO, Nepal Industrial & Commercial Bank.

Virendra Kumar
Singh

Non
-
Executive
Director

Master of
Engineering
degree, MBA.


He has worked extensively in the automobile sector, innovating and developing new
vehicle prototypes, and managing production and sales. He has also been a first
-
generation entrepreneur running a successful venture of environmentally
-
viable
infrastructure focused on the gainful use of solar energy.

B. C. Madappa

Non
-
Executive,

Independent
Director

Bachelor of
Science degree


Madappa has over 30 years of experience in media and allied industries. He was
responsible for the creation and incubation of India’s first professional PR firm and also
India’s first direct marketing firm in collaboration with global industrial leaders.

Dr Anirudh
Kumar Singh

Non
-
Executive,

Independent
Director

M.Sc. in Plant
Pathology and a
Ph.D


He has over 30 years of experience in Plant Genetics and BreedingDr Singh has published
several research articles in reputed national and international scientific journals.

Sanjay Agarwal

Non
-
Executive,

Independent
Director

M.Com.


Agarwal has over 20 years of experience in managing finances, backward integration and
global expansion
.
For over two decades, he has played a major role in making K S Oils a
successful and globally integrated venture

Agenda

Source:

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Overview

Industry

Company profile

Future Roadmap

Growth Drivers

Financials

Shifting demand from Pesticides to Biocides

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Hence, the
potential of Biocide
market is the total
Pesticides market
(US$ 1.7
bn

by
2012 in India)

India currently consumes only 2% of
world’s pesticides usage resulting in large
amount of crop yield loss
(
~18% of the
crop yield worth Rs. 900
bn
)

every year

High emphasis on achieving food
sufficiency is expected to drive huge
demand for crop protection products in
future

Huge Expected
Future Demand

20% of food products with residue above
tolerance level in India compared to world
average of 2%

Impact from use
of Pesticides

The increasing awareness about poisonous
chemical pesticides will shift the demand
from pesticides to Biocides which are very
effective and eco
-
friendly

Biocides as
Replacement for
Pesticides

Low usage of

Crop Protection
Products at Present

Source: SBICAP Report (Mar, 2010)

Growth Drivers

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Apart from above factors, increasing demand for organic products together with increasing awareness,

growth of Horticulture & Floriculture, support from Government and lower cost of usage is expected to
drive future demand for Bio
-
tech products

Increasing Population

Rising Per Capita
Income

High emphasis on
achieving food grain
self sufficiency.

Limited Farmland

Low Yield

Use of high yield seeds
& bio
-
fertilizers to
improve productivity

Low access to fertilizers
& high yield seeds by
neighboring countries

India’s vast collection
of
germplasm

coupled
with its R&D
capabilities

India to emerge as

an export hub

Increasing min. support
prices of agricultural
crops

Rising demand for
commodities

Driving the use of
quality agricultural
inputs

Agenda

Source:

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Overview

Industry

Company profile

Future Roadmap

Growth Drivers

Financials

Ready to lead the Agricultural Biotechnology Sector

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Competitive Advantages





All set to leverage the hard
work put in over the last
one and half decades. A
typical biocide research
takes 9


12 years.
Similarly it takes 5
-
6 years
to launch a new hybrid.



India's first wholly
integrated agricultural
biotech company with
presence in hybrid seeds
and agricultural biotech
products



Has a first mover advantage
in certain product
categories. Its future
growth will depend on its
ability to leverage the
growth potential in
replacing the chemical
pesticides using the
residue
-
free platform.

Equipped to
Spearhead the Agri
-

Biotechnology Sector



Integrated
Player

First Mover
Advantage


Biocides

Camson @
Inflection
Point

Surmounting Challenges

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The company can however patent the
hybrid seeds in the US. However, through
the Plant Breeders right which would be
implemented from Sept/Oct 2010, the
seeds of a company are protected and can
also be licensed.

Hybrid seeds cannot be patented in India

Patent
Filing

However, the new facilities being set up
will take care of these concerns.

Unexpected increase in demand

Production
Capacity

Camson’s

products have already been
received enthusiastically by the farmers.

It has adopted a multi pronged approach
through demos, advertisements and
disseminating information of good farming
practices & success stories of products

Illiterate farmers and hence poor
acceptability

Illiterate
farmers

Camson’s Goals

Source:

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Capitalising on strong and well
-
balanced portfolio with
a special focus on innovative bio
-
products

Remaining focused on innovation and
operational excellence

Focusing R&D efforts on developing effective
technologies for raising crop productivity, protecting the
environment and improving health and quality of life

Agenda

Source:

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Overview

Industry

Company profile

Camson

Advantage

Future Ahead

Growth Drivers

Financials

Financial Highlights

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Particulars

FY 2005
-
06

FY 2006
-
07

FY 2007
-
08

FY 2008
-
09

FY

2009
-
10

Revenue

8

18

42

49

80

EBITDA

3

4

9

10

17

EBITDA Margin

30%

25%

21
%

19%

21%

PAT

2

3

8

8

15

PAT Margin

22%

19
%

19
%

16
%

19%











Amount (Rs. in
cr
)

First Quarter Results


FY 2010
-
11

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Particulars

Q1 FY 2010
-
11

Q1 FY 2009
-
10

Change %

Revenue

20.71

19.65

5.39%

EBITDA

5.29

3.98

32.91%

EBITDA Margin

25.6%

20.3%

PAT

5.41

3.72

45.43%

PAT Margin

26.2%

18.9%

Source:

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Appendix

Regulatory Aspects


Current Regulations

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Provide basic regulatory structure to ensure seed control in India. The Act provides for compulsory quality control and
voluntary certification of seeds of any notified kind and variety and truthful labeling of seeds. The Act also created the
various seed regulatory bodies and defined their functions & provided guidelines on minimum limits of germination and
purity, regulation of the sale of seed, certification, etc.

SEEDS ACT, 1966 &

SEED Rules, 1968


This order was issued under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, and provided the procedure for registration of every
person carrying on the business of selling, exporting or importing seeds of a notified kind or variety.

Seeds Control
Order, 1983 (under
the E C Act, 1955)


This policy relaxed norms for the import of technology and parental material, and opened the doors to MNC seed
companies. However, the policy allowed imports only if the foreign supplier supplies the parental line seeds or breeder
seeds to the Indian company within two years of the first consignment.

New Policy on Seed
Development, 1988


It
recognises

the need to protect the plant breeder’s right so as to stimulate R&D in both the public and private sector.
It defines the process for plant variety registration and also requires disclosure of the expected performance under
given conditions. The Act gives the farmer the right to claim compensation if the seeds does not perform as expected. It
also extends the breeders’ right to production, selling, marketing, distribution, export and import of seeds and/or
propagating material of protected variety.

The Protection of
Plant Varieties and
Farmers‘ Rights Act
(PPVFR), 2001.

The Protection of
Plant Varieties and
Farmers‘ Rights Act
(PPVFR), 2001.


This policy laid down the foundation for comprehensive reforms. It included implementation of an effective sui generic
system for intellectual property protection to stimulate investment in R&D of new plant varieties. The policy also
acknowledged the need to adopt technology and protect the farmer from exploitation.

The seeds sector has witnessed many changes since 1966 when the existing Seeds Act was passed. These include new technologies

su
ch as GM
seeds and the entry of private and foreign seeds companies. In order to address these changes, the proposed Seeds Bill, 2004

se
eks to replace
the Seeds Act, 1966. The changes include regulation and registration of all seeds to be sold (instead of only notified kinds)
, p
rovisions for self
-
certification and accreditation of private seed testing laboratories, and regulation of transgenic seeds.

Regulatory Aspects


Seed Bill 2004

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Aim of the Bill

Registration of

Seeds


The Bill aims to
regulate the quality of
seeds sold, and
replaces the Seeds Act
1966


Transgenic variety of
seeds will still need
clearance under the
provisions of the
Environment
(Protection) Act, 1986
before being
registered. A variety
of seed containing any
technology considered
harmful or potentially
harmful shall not be
registered.










All varieties of seeds
for sale (except those
sold by farmers
directly) have to be
registered. The seeds
are required to meet
certain prescribed
minimum standards


The Bill proposes to
establish a Central
Seed Committee CSC),
which may appoint
Sub‐Committees as
needed. One of the
subcommittees will be
the Registration Sub
Committee, which
shall maintain a
National Register of
Seeds for all varieties
of seed.


Every State
Government will
establish a State Seed
Committee which will
have an advisory role

Farmers’ Rights


The Bill protects the
right of a farmer to
save, use, exchange,


share or sell his farm
seeds and planting
material


However, the farmer
cannot sell seeds or
planting material
under a brand name
(if he does then they
have to be registered)


Also, all seeds sold by
farmers need to
conform to the
minimum standards
regarding
germination, physical
purity and genetic
purity applicable to
registered seeds






Consumer
Protection


For all registered
varieties, seed
producers, distributors
and vendors have to
disclose the expected
performance under
certain given
conditions


If a registered variety
of seeds fails to
perform to expected
standards, the farmer
can claim
compensation from
the producer or dealer
under the Consumer
Protection Act, 1986










Certification &
Registration of
Seeds


The Bill permits self
certification of seeds
by accredited agencies
and allows the central
govt. to recognise
certification by foreign
seed certification
agencies


Every seed producer
and dealer, and
horticulture nursery
has to be registered
with the State
Government.












The Seeds Bi l l was i ntroduced i n the
Rajya

Sabha

on 9 December 2004. Through regi strati on and
certi fi cati on, the draft l aw seeks to promote qual i ty seeds

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