WEST BENGAL BIODIVERSITY BOARD
(DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL)
This is to inform that as per Section 7 of The Biological Diversity Act, 2002, any Indian citizen or body corporate or association or registered organization (like Herbal Industries, Forest based Industries, Agriculture based Industries, Poultry and Dairy Farming, Fishery, Fish Traders and Exporters etc.) in West Bengal has to intimate in Form-I (Application Form for access to biological resources and associated traditional knowledge ), along with application fee to West Bengal Biodiversity Board before accessing the biological resources of West Bengal for commercial utilization.
Violation of this provision of the Act may attract penalties as per Sections 55(2), 56 and 57.
Those who are already involved in commercial utilization of bio-resources of West Bengal are also needed to intimate the West Bengal Biodiversity Board (in specified format) within 30th November, 2014.
For any query, please visit- www.wbbb.gov.in, www.nbaindia.org .
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