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Govt introduces amendment bill, decriminalising use of biological resources by 'vaids', 'hakims' and AYUSH practitioners

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Times of India

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2021-12-17

The government on Thursday in Lok Sabha introduced the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 which seeks to facilitate fast-tracking of research, encourage the Indian system of medicine, and decriminalize certain provisions for use of traditional knowledge of such resources including seeds by local communities, ‘vaids’, ‘hakims’ and registered AYUSH practitioners who have been practicing indigenous medicines for “sustenance and livelihood”.

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