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Biological Diversity Act, 2002

 

Preamble

   
  CHAPTER I: Preliminary
1.

Short title, extent and commencement

2.

Definitions

   
  CHAPTER II: Regulation of Access to Biological Diversity
3.

Certain persons not to undertake Biodiversity related activities without approval of National Biodiversity Authority

4.

Results of research not to be transferred to certain persons without approval of National Biodiversity Authority

5.

Sections 3 and 4 not to apply to certain collaborative research projects

6.

Application for intellectual property rights not to be made without approval of National Biodiversity Authority

7.

Prior intimation to State Biodiversity Board for obtaining biological resource for certain purposes

   
  CHAPTER III: National Biodiversity Authority
8.

Establishment of National Biodiversity Authority

9.

Conditions of service of Chairperson and members

10.

Chairperson to be Chief Executive of National Biodiversity Authority

11.

Removal of members

12.

Meetings of National Biodiversity Authority

13.

Committees of National Biodiversity Authority

14.

Officers and employees of National Biodiversity Authority

15.

Authentication of orders and decisions of National Biodiversity Authority

16.

Delegation of powers

17.

Expenses of National Biodiversity Authority to be defrayed out of the Consolidated Fund of India

   
  CHAPTER IV: Functions and Powers of the National Biodiversity Authority
18.

Functions and powers of National Biodiversity Authority

   
  CHAPTIER V: Approval by the National Biodiversity Authority
19.

Approval by National Biodiversity Authority for undertaking certain activities

20.

Transfer of biological resource or knowledge

21.

Determination of equitable benefit sharing by National Biodiversity Authority

   
  CHAPTER VI: State Biodiversity Board
22.

Establishment of State Biodiversity Board

23.

Functions of State Biodiversity Board

24.

Power of State Biodiversity Board to restrict certain activities

25.

Provisions of sections 9 to 17 to apply with modifications to State Biodiversity Board

   
  CHAPER VII: Finance, Accounts and Audit of National Biodiversity Authority
26.

Grants or loans by the Central Government

27.

Constitution of National Biodiversity Fund

28.

Annual report of National Biodiversity Authority

29.

Budget accounts and audit

30.

Annual Report to be laid before parliament

   
  CHAPTER VIII: Finance, Accounts and Audit of State Biodiversity Board
31.

Grants of money by State Government to State Biodiversity Board

32.

Constitution of State Biodiversity Fund

33.

Annual report of State Biodiversity Board

34.

Audit of accounts of State Biodiversity Board

35.

Annual Report of State Biodiversity Board to be laid before State Legislature

   
  CHAPTER IX: Duties of the Central and the State Governments
36.

Central Government to develop National strategies plans. Etc., for conservation, etc., of biological diversity

37.

Biodiversity heritage sites

38.

Power of Central Government to notify threatened species

39.

Power of Central Government to designate repositories

40.

Power of Central Government to exempt certain biological resources

   
  CHAPTER X: Biodiversity Management Committees
41.

Constitution of Biodiversity Management Committee

   
  CHAPTER XI: Local, Biodiversity Fund
42.

Grants to Local Biodiversity Fund

43.

Constitution of Local Biodiversity Fund

44.

Application of Local Biodiversity Fund

45.

Annual Report of Biodiversity Management Committees

46.

Audit of accounts of Biodiversity Management Committees

47.

Annual report, etc, of the Biodiversity Management Committee to be submitted to district Magistrate

   
  CHAPTER XII: Miscellaneous
48.

National Biodiversity Authority to be bound by the directions given by Central Government

49.

Power of State Government to give Directions

50.

Settlement of disputes between State Biodiversity Boards

51.

Members, officers, etc., of National Biodiversity Authority and State Biodiversity Board deemed to be public servants

52.

Appeal

53.

Execution of determination or order

54.

Protection of action taken in good faith

55.

Penalties

56.

Penalty for contravention of directions or orders of Central government, State government, National Biodiversity Authority and State Biodiversity Boards

57.

Offences by companies

58.

Offences to be cognizable and non-bailable

59.

Act to have effect in addition to other Acts

60.

Power of Central Government to giver directions to State Government

61.

Cognizance of offences

62.

Power of Central Government to make rules

63.

Power of State Government to make rules

64.

Power of remove difficulties

65.

Power to remove difficulties

 

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