Changes to Biological Diversity Act, 2002:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Biological Diversity Act, 2002: Context: Government had, in December 2021, introduced the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha. The bill is in the final stages of consultations in the Joint Parliamentary Committee. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has expressed concerns over contentious provisions of the …

Changes to Biological Diversity Act, 2002:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: Government has recently introduced the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha.   Highlights of the Bill: The Bill seeks to reduce the pressure on wild medicinal plants by encouraging the cultivation of medicinal plants. The Bill proposes to exempt AYUSH practitioners from intimating …