Title of the Project
DUS testing of orchid varieties /species for development of NTG
L. C. De
Brief Objectives
  1. Maintenance breeding and multiplication of reference varieties.
  2. DUS testing of candidate varieties.
  3. Generation of database for DUS descriptors as per DUS guidelines of PPV & FRA and Maintenance of DUS infrastructure.
15/09/2004 To Continuing..
Brief Highlights
  1. DUS test guidelines of Cymbidium, Dendrobium and Vanda  were developed by the National Core Committee in consultation with the Nodal Officer, DUS test centre, NRC for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim and Task Force (8 / 2009)constituted by the PPV & FRA Authority. These three species  have been notified for registration at Protection of Plant Variety & Farmers Right Authority under the Act from March, 27, 2012 onwards and the application for registration of extant varieties of the above mentioned crop species will be accepted up to  March, 26, 2015.
  2. 30 hybrids of Cymbidium, 23 hybrids of Vanda, 14 hybrids of Dendrobium, 8 hybrids of Cattleya, 10 hybrids of Oncidium and 10 hybrids of Phalaenopsis maintained under DUS project on Orchids since 2008-09.
  3. DUS Test guidelines of Phalaenopsis and Cattleya Orchids (Orchid Task Force, 2011) submitted to PPV & FRA during 2012
Total Outlay