MP is the first Indian state to implement the Act and demand benefit sharing levy

In a bid to widen the net on imposing benefit sharing levy on corporate houses that use locally available bio-resources, the Madhya Pradesh state government is considering finer points of the State Biodiversity Act 2002.

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu, home to several rare flora and fauna, is lagging behind many other states in implementing the National Biological Diversity Act, 2002, according to data released by the Nationa

The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) will map the biodiversity in the urban forest area of the city and prepare a "bio-diversity register" of flora and fauna to harness bio-resources.

Anup Vaid, Chairman, Biodiversity Management Committee, SMC, said they had a meeting today and decided to launch the biodiversity mapping project. "We will map flora and fauna and medicinal herbs in the municipal area and in the vicinity and charge the fees from users," he added.

Though the government is promoting micro hydel power plants near Kukke Subrahmanya with subsidies for those that are above 25 mega watts and waiving the requirement of environmental clearance, they

BHOPAL: A village panchayat in Chhindwara district has challenged Union environment ministry over its letter to National Biodiversity Board (NBA) wherein it refused to treat coal as a bio-resource.

The high court has amended its decision not to hear ‘green’ cases and has clarified that it will continue to hear cases already pending before it, while new cases will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

It was decided earlier that the high court will not hear 45 types of cases related to environmental issues, but would refer them to the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) regional bench in Chennai.

In a significant ruling, the High Court on Friday dismissed a petition by Mahyco Monsanto and others seeking to quash criminal proceedings against them, University of Agriculture Sciences (UAS), Dh

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bio Diversity Management Committee Vs. Western Coal Fields Ltd. & Others dated 08/10/2013 on wheather coal falls under the definition of “Biological Resources” as defined under the Bio Diversity Act, 2002.

MoEF, National Biodiversity Authority given more time on coal.

National Green Tribunal (NGT), Bhopal on Wednesday refused to stay proceedings of chief judicial magistrate's (CJM) court against Som Group of companies for alleged violations of Bio-diversity Act