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Functions of the Board

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As per Section 23 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 the functions of the State Biodiversity Board shall be to:-

(a)  Advice the State Government, subject to any guidelines issued by the Central Government, on matters related to conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of its components and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources;

(b)  Regulate by granting of approvals or otherwise request for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilization and any biological resource by Indians; and

(c)  Perform such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act 2002 or as may be prescribed by the State Government.