West Bengal
Biodiversity Board

AboutThe Board


The West Bengal Biodiversity Board has been formed on September 16, 2004 under the administrative control of Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal.

Composition of the Board

A. Chairperson: Dr.A. K. Sanyal, Emeritus Scientist, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata

B. Ex-officio members:

▪ Principal Secretary, Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal
▪ Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wild Life & Biodiversity)& Chief Wild Life Warden, Directorate of Forests, Government of West Bengal or his authorised representative not below the rank of Conservator of Forests.
▪ Principal Secretary/ Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of West Bengal or his authorised representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary / Director of Agriculture
▪ Principal Secretary, Dept. of Panchayat & Rural Development, Govt. of West Bengal or his authorised representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary
▪ Principal Secretary of Darjeeling Gorkha Territorial Administration

C. Expert Members:

▪ Prof.N.D.Paria, Dept. of Botany, Netaji Subhas Open University & Former Professor, Dept. of Botany, University of Kolkata
▪ Dr.RinaChakrabarti, Retd. Scientist, Zoological Survey of India
▪ Director, Zoological Survey of India or his authorised representative not below the rank of Scientist- E
▪ Director, Botanical Survey of India or his authorised representative not below the rank of Scientist - E
▪ Dr. P.K. Pradhan, Teacher

D. Invitee Members:

▪ Prof. Goutam Saha, Dept. of Zoology, University of Calcutta
▪ Prof. A.P. Das, Dept. of Botany, North Bengal University
▪ The Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Science
▪ Dr. S. K. Gupta, Retd. Scientist, Zoological Survey of India
▪ Sri Siddhartha Roy, IFS, Senior Environment Officer, Dept. of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal
▪ Prof. S. C. Santra, Dept. of Environmental Science, University of Kalyani
▪ The Chairman, West Bengal Pollution Control Board
▪ Sri Sandip Banerjee, WBA & AS, Financial Advisor to Dept. of Forest and Environment, Govt. of West Bengal

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