Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region India
Official Title The Biological Diversity Act, 2002
Level National/Federal
Type of Measure Legislation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Entry into Force 2003-02-05
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

ABS Element
Description Relevant articles and sections
National Focal Point Link to India - National Contacts
Competent National Authority
Biodiversity Management Committees Art. 41(2)
Functions and powers (NBA) Art. 18
Functions and powers (SBB) Art. 23-24
National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) Art. 8
State Biodiversity Board (SBB) Art. 22
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
Approval of NBA for access Art. 3, 5, 7, 19(1)
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Approval of NBA for transfer of research results (collaborative research projects) Art. 4-5, 20(1-2)
Biodiversity Management Committees: collection of fees Art. 41(3)
Determination of equitable benefit-sharing by NBA Art. 21
Fees Art. 19(3), 20(3)
Compliance Mechanisms
Penalties (foreigners and locals) Art. 55-57
Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
Duties of Central and State Governments Art. 36(5)
Exemption for local people and communities (access) Art. 7
Approval from NBA for application for intellectual property rights Art. 6, 19(2)
Constitution of Trust Funds Art. 27, 32, 43

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