Functions of the Board

(a)             Advise the State Government, subject to any guidelines issued by the Central Government, on matters relating to the 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 requests for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilization of any biological resource by Indians;

(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.

 

             The Rajasthan State Biodiversity Board is acting on the following lines to achieve the goal:

(a)             To make people aware of the biodiversity and its importance for human well being.

(b)            Constitution of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) at the Panchayat & Municipal Level for decentralized management of Bio-resources.

(c)             Documentation of Biodiversity, its uses, traditional knowledge and practices associated with it, in the form of People’s Biodiversity Registers (PBRs), involving local people through the concerning BMCs.

(d)            Initiating Conservation and Bio-resource Management activities depending upon the PBR of the particular area.

(e)             Identification of Heritage Sites and Sacred Groves of the State & preparation of Management plans of these areas in consultation with the concerning BMCs.

(f)              Maintaining Digitized data related to floral & faunal resources of the State.

(g)             Conducting studies on biodiversity related issues of the State.

(h)            Regulating commercial activities related to bio-resources of the State.

(i)               Regulating activities that affect the biodiversity of the State.

(j)               Conducting biodiversity related workshops for different target groups Viz. School, College & University Students, teachers, researchers, Scientists, Policy makers, BMC members, industries, farmers, breeders, holders & creators of indigenous & traditional knowledge.

(k)            Regulatory activities according to the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rajasthan Biological Diversity Rules, 2010, granting permission to access biodiversity of the State.