Following three applications were received from different individuals/ group of individuals through National Biodiversity Authority for seeking ‘Intellectual Property Right’ under Section 6 of the Biological Diversity Act 2002 and Rule 18 of Biological Diversity Rules 2004:
1. Application received from Mr. Vishnu Kumar Sharma, Nangal, Lotwada, Dist. Dausa, Rajasthan for his invention that provides a herbal formulation for treating cancer comprising an effective amount of a mixture of extracts obtained from the herbs Cressa cretica, Tridax procumbens, Azadirachta indica, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Tricholepis glaberrima, Sphaeranthus indicus, Ziziphus mauritiana, Blumea lacera and Euphorbia microphylla. The invention also provides a process for preparing and methods of using the same.
2. Application received from Shri Prahlad Rai Vyas, Chhabili Ghati Goga-Gate, Bikaner for his invention that provides a method of producing “Cotton like high-alpha cellulosic kheemp fibre stock” from kheemp plant (Leptadenia pyrotechnica).
3. Application received from Dr. Shiv Prakash and Dr. Kilambi, 3-a Vishram Apartments, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad for their invention that provides a Laxative formulation derived from Isabgol (Plantago ovata) and ‘Triphala’ including Phyllanthus emblica (Amla), Terminalia bellirica (Baheda), Terminalia chebula (Harad) and Senna (Cassia angustifolia).
The decision in this regard was to be taken in consultation with local Biodiversity Management Committee but since no BMC has been constituted in the related areas and the bio-resource, used in these formulations, did not fall in the jurisdiction of a particular local body hence it was decided by the Board in its 3rd meeting that the consent in these cases may be sent to National Biodiversity Authority with a condition that at the time of granting permission for commercial exploitation of required ‘Biological Resource’, the interests of concerning BMC shall be taken care of, with reference to ‘Access Benefit Sharing’.