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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


  • India's National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Biodiversity related Acts and Rules
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Acts & Rules

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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

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