The Biological Diversity Act, 2002


Act ID: 200318
Act Number: 18
Enactment Date: 2003-02-05
Act Year: 2003
Short Title: The Biological Diversity Act, 2002
Long Title: An Act to provide for conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the use of biological resources, knowledge and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Ministry: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Enforcement Date: 01-10-2003
Notification: 1st October, 2003 (ss. 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 48, 54, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65), vide notification No. S.O. 1146(E), dated 1st October, 2003, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii). 1st July, 2004 (ss. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61), vide notification No. S.O. 753(E), dated 1st July, 2004, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).

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15.04.2004 G.S.R.261 (E), [15/04/2004] - Biological Diversity Rules, 2004.
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08.11.2006 Guidelines for International Collaboration Research Projects involving Transfer or exchange of Biological Resources or information relating thereto between institutions including Government sponsored Institutions and such institutions in other countries.
21.11.2014 Guidelines on Access to Biological Resources and Associated Knowledge and Benefits Sharing Regulations, 2014
17.12.2014 Exemption of Crops listed in the Annex I of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) from seeking approval of NBA under Section 3 and 4 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002
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01.07.2004 Section 3-7, 18-47, 49-53, 55-58, 60 and 61 of BD Act come in to force.
07.04.2016 Biological Resources notified as normally traded commodities under section 40 of BD Act, 2002 Dated: 7 April 2016,
07.11.2017 Biological Resources notified as normally traded commodities under section 40 of BD Act, 2002 amendments S.O. 3533 (E), dated 7th November 2017
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