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National Biodiversity Authority
(An Autonomous and Statutory Body of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India)
Information on Biodiversity


  • Implementation of India's National Biodiversity Action Plant An Overview 2019
  • Achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 16 - Success stories from India
  • Implementation of Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing
  • Biodiversity Complex (Commemoration of CoP - 11 to CBD, October 01-09, 2012)
    • India's National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity
    • Biodiversity related Acts and Rules
    Sl. No.

    Acts & Rules

    1

    The Fisheries Act, 1897

    2

    The Destructive Insects and Pests Act, 1914

    3

    The Indian Forest Act, 1927

    4

    The Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marketing) Act, 1937

    5

    The Indian Coffee Act, 1942

    6

    Import and Export (Control) Act, 1947

    7

    The Rubber (Production and Marketing) Act, 1947

    8

    The Tea Act, 1953

    9

    Mining and Mineral Development (Regulation) Act 1957

    10

    Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960

    11

    The Customs Act, 1962

    12

    The Spices Board Act, 1986

    13

    The Seeds Act, 1966

    14

    The Patents Act, 1970

    15

    The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

    16

    Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972

    17

    The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

    18

    Tobacco Board Act, 1975

    19

    Territorial Water, Continental Shelf, Exclusive Economic Zone and other Maritime Zones Act, 1976

    20

    Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977

    21

    Maritime zones of India (Regulation and fishing by Foreign Vessels) Act 1980

    22

    Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

    23

    Air (Prevention and control of Pollution) Act 1981

    24

    Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act 1985/1986

    25

    Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

    26

    The Spices Act, 1986

    27

    National Diary Development Board, 1987

    28

    Rules for the manufacture, use/import/export and storage of hazardous microorganism/genetically engineered organisms or cells, 1989

    29

    Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992

    30

    Protection of Plant varieties and Farmer’s Rights (PPVFR) Act, 2001

    31

    The Biological Diversity  Act, 2002

    32

    Plant Quaratine (Regulation of Import into India) order 2003

    33

    The Biological Diversity Rules, 2004

    34

    The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

    35

    Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006

    36

    The National Green Tribunal Act 2010

    • Species of Plants and animals which are on the verge of extinction in the state of
    • India's National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity
    • Biodiversity related Acts and Rules
    Sl. No.

    Acts & Rules

    1

    The Fisheries Act, 1897

    2

    The Destructive Insects and Pests Act, 1914

    3

    The Indian Forest Act, 1927

    4

    The Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marketing) Act, 1937

    5

    The Indian Coffee Act, 1942

    6

    Import and Export (Control) Act, 1947

    7

    The Rubber (Production and Marketing) Act, 1947

    8

    The Tea Act, 1953

    9

    Mining and Mineral Development (Regulation) Act 1957

    10

    Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960

    11

    The Customs Act, 1962

    12

    The Spices Board Act, 1986

    13

    The Seeds Act, 1966

    14

    The Patents Act, 1970

    15

    The Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

    16

    Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972

    17

    The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

    18

    Tobacco Board Act, 1975

    19

    Territorial Water, Continental Shelf, Exclusive Economic Zone and other Maritime Zones Act, 1976

    20

    Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977

    21

    Maritime zones of India (Regulation and fishing by Foreign Vessels) Act 1980

    22

    Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

    23

    Air (Prevention and control of Pollution) Act 1981

    24

    Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act 1985/1986

    25

    Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

    26

    The Spices Act, 1986

    27

    National Diary Development Board, 1987

    28

    Rules for the manufacture, use/import/export and storage of hazardous microorganism/genetically engineered organisms or cells, 1989

    29

    Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992

    30

    Protection of Plant varieties and Farmer’s Rights (PPVFR) Act, 2001

    31

    The Biological Diversity  Act, 2002

    32

    Plant Quaratine (Regulation of Import into India) order 2003

    33

    The Biological Diversity Rules, 2004

    34

    The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006

    35

    Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006

    36

    The National Green Tribunal Act 2010

    • Species of Plants and animals which are on the verge of extinction in the state of

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