Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding finalising the Access and Benefit Sharing Guidelines by National Biodiversity Authority, 01/08/2014
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Som Distilleries Pvt. Ltd. Vs. M.P. State Bio Diversity Board & Others dated 01/08/2014 regarding finalising the Access and Benefit Sharing Guidelines by National Biodiversity Authority through the MoEF. The Tribunal has directed the the National Biodiversity Authority and the Government of India to examine the issue whether in the absence of the guidelines, various State Boards can be permitted to go ahead with the issuance of the notices to various parties under Section 7 of the Act directing them to submit the information for the purpose of assessment and for passing assessment orders as well as, directing them to deposit the amounts and on failure to do so, entailing prosecution.