Gujarat Biodiversity Board

Constitution of the Board

Section 22 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 makes provision for the establishment of State Biodiversity Board by State Government. About the structure of the board, section 22 (4) says; "The Board shall consist of the following members, namely:

(a) A Chairperson who shall be an eminent person having adequate knowledge and experience in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and in matters relating to equitable sharing of benefits, to be appointed by the State Government.

(b) Not more than five ex-officio members to be appointed by the State Government to represent the concerned departments of the State Government.

(c) Not more than five members to be appointed from amongst experts in matters relating to conservation of biological diversity, sustainable use of biological resources and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources.

As per provision made in section 22 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, Govt. of Gujarat constituted, Gujarat Biodiversity Board vide its Department of Forests and Environment Notification No. GVN/2006/8/WLP/2003/1777/G1, dated: 11/05/2006. Afterwards, the revised notification were made by Govt of Gujarat, vide Department of Forests and Environment Notification No: VPS-1012-338-W dated 10/07/2015, WLP-2003-1777-W dated: 14/08/2015 and VPS-1012-338-W dated: 24/08/2015.


Members of the Gujarat Biodiversity Board


Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Shri Kuldeep Goel, IFS
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest
PCCF & Chairman
2 Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (HOFF)
Gujarat State, Gandhinagar
Member
3 Mission Director,
Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Gandhinagar
Member
4 Shri B. K. Sinha, IFS
Chief Conservator of Forest
Member
Secretary
5 Joint secretary
Forest & Environment Department, Gujarat
Member
6 Additional/ Joint/Deputy Secretary,
Agriculture & Co-operation Department (Representative of Agriculture & Co-operation Department)
Member
7 Dr. H. S. Singh, IFS(Retd.) Member
8 Dr. Archana U. Mankad
Department of Botany,
Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
Member
9 Dr. Shailesh R. Dave
Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
Member
10 Dr. Kishorbhai P. Patel
Principal & Dean,
Collage of Agriculture, Anand Agriculture University, Anand.
Member
11 Prof P. C. Mankodi
Department of Zoology,
The Maharaj Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.
Member