Sikkim Biodiversity Board
Sikkim Biodiversity Board is a statutory body and was established in the year 2006. It is formed under Sec 22 of the Biological Diversity Act 2002. Sikkim State Biological Diversity Rules 2006 has been notified vide notification no. 504/F dated 14.09.2006. The Sikkim Biodiversity Board is under Forest, Environment & Wildlife Management Department. The Board is functioning under the National Biodiversity Authority (Sec 8 of BD act, 2002) Chennai at the central level. Similarly, we have the Biodiversity Management Committee (Sec 41 of the BD Act 2002).
The function of the Board are as follows:
- Advise the State Government, subject to any guidelines issued by the Central government on matters relating to the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of the components, and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources
- Regulate by granting of approvals or otherwise requests for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilization of any biological resources by Indians
- Perform such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act or as may be prescribed by the State Government
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