West Bengal Biodiversity Board

Application for access to biological resources and/ or associated traditional knowledge for commercial utilization

Application Area

As per the Section -7 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, accessing bio-resources and associated traditional knowledge of the state of West Bengal requires prior intimation to the West Bengal Biodiversity Board. The intimation to the Board should be given in specified format (Form-I & Form-A) along with requisite Application Fee.

However, a person who is not a citizen of India, a body corporate, association or organization not incorporated or registered in India, require to take approval from the National Biodiversity Authority [ as per Section 3(2) of the Act].