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The Andhra Pradesh Seeds Regulation Bill, 2004 is, for the most part, similar to the Central Seeds Bill, 2004. Where it does differ is in the clarity of clauses that deal with accountability. For instance, this act sets down the objectives of registration unambiguously in sections 15 and 16, tying up the registration details with penalties to be imposed in case of offences under section 39.
It clearly acknowledges the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act (PPVFRA) under section 15(9) of the act: "Registration under this act shall not confer any right, privilege or claim under the protection of PPVFRA." A clause in section 18 calls for compulsory notification of all registered varieties to make them available in the public domain. Further, all registrations are supposed to be done by institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research or state agricultural universities, only after verifying the agronomic performance. Most importantly, it doesn't leave the issue of compensation to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. In case of crop failure due to poor seed quality, the compensation will be under the proposed AP Seeds Regulation Act.