Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board
O/o Himachal Pradesh Council for Science,Technology & Environment (HIMCOSTE)
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HIMACHAL PRADESH STATE BIODIVERSITY BOARD

Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board has been constituted by Govt. of Himachal Pradesh vide notification no. STE-A (3) - 1 / 2004 dated 14-02-2005 in State Council for Science, Technology and Environment HP under Section 22 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, for conservation of diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the use of biological resources, knowledge and for matters connected herewith and incidental thereto in the State.

           FUNCTIONS

  1. Advise the State Govt. H.P. subject to any guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment & Forest and Climate Change, GoI, New Delhi on matters relating to the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of its components and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources.
  2. Regulate by granting of approvals or otherwise requests for commercial utilization of bio-survey and bio-utilization of any biological resources by Indians.
  3. Perform such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 or as may be prescribed by the State Govt.

         Structure

         A three tier structure at the National, State and Local level is envisaged.  National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) ,Chennai: All matters relating to requests for access by foreign individuals, institutions or companies, and all matters relating to transfer of results of research to any foreigner will be dealt with by the National biodiversity Authority.

          State Biodiversity Boards (SBBs)

          All matters relating to access by Indians for commercial purposes will be under the purview of the State Biodiversity Boards (SBBs). The Indian industry will be required to provide prior intimation to the concerned SBB about the use of biological resource. The State Biodiversity Board will have the power to restrict any such activity, which violates the objectives of conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits.

         Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs)


          Institutions of local state government will be required to set up Biodiversity Management Committees in their respective areas for conservation, sustainable use, and documentation of biodiversity and chronicling of knowledge relating to biodiversity. NBA and SBBs are required to associated knowledge within their jurisdiction.

        People‚Äôs Biodiversity Register (PBR)  

        Institutions of the State Government will be required to set up Biodiversity Management Committees in their respective areas namely local bodies(rural 7 urban) for conservation, sustainable use, and documentation of biodiversity and chronicling of knowledge relating to biodiversity. NBA and SBBs are required to associate knowledge within their jurisdiction.


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