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Law, Regulation or Guideline
Record information and status
Record ID
114460
Status
Published
Date of creation
2019-02-28 10:32 UTC (sujata@nic.in)
Date of publication
2019-02-28 10:32 UTC (sujata@nic.in)

General Information
Country
  • India
Title of document
The Biological Diversity Act
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Capacity Building
  • Liability and redress
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Socio-economic considerations
  • Biodiversity
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Act covers conservation, use of biological resources and associated knowledge occurring in India for commercial or research purposes or for the purposes of bio-survey and bio-utilisation. It provides a framework for access to biological resources and sharing the benefits arising out of such access and use. The Act also includes in its ambit the transfer of research results and application for intellectual property rights (IPRs) relating to Indian biological resources.

The Act covers foreigners, non-resident Indians, body corporate, association or organization that is either not incorporated in India or incorporated in India with non-Indian participation in its share capital or management. These individuals or entities require the approval of the National Biodiversity Authority when they use biological resources and associated knowledge occurring in India for commercial or research purposes or for the purposes of bio-survey or bio-utilisation.
Date of entry into force
2003-02-05
Document details
Document text
EN
Biodiversity Act--2002.pdf (99 KB)
THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ACT,
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Dr Sujata Arora
2nd Floor, Vayu Block, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jorbagh
New Delhi, Delhi
India, 110003
Phone:01124695135
Fax:01124695135
Email:sujata@nic.in
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