Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, SCST&E, B-34, SDA, Complex, Kasumpti, Shimla-171009

One Day Workshop on Biodiversity at Dev Sadan Kullu, District Kullu

The H.P. State Biodiversity Board organized a one day training workshop on Strengthening the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act and Rules with Focus on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Provisions, at Dev Sadan, Kullu on 22nd June, 2016, which was attended by stakeholders namely; members of Zila Parishad, Block Samiti and Panchayat Pradhans, Officers from Stakeholder Departments namely Forests, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Ayurveda, Education Departments, Officers from District Administration and NGOs of Kullu District. Approximately 300 participants attended the training workshop on Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rules in Kullu District. Sh. Hans Raj Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu, District Kullu, was the Chief Guest of the one day training workshop. Smt. Rohini Devi, Zila Parisad was the special guest at this occasion.
Sh. Kunal Satyarthi, Joint Member Secretary, H.P State Biodiversity Board welcomed the Chief Guest and other participants and briefed the participating stakeholders about the purpose of the workshop and the importance of the Day and the need for training the members of the PRIs for implementation of Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rules. Sh. Ajay Kumar Lal, Director, Department Environment, Science and Technology, H.P–cum–Member Secretary, H.P. State Biodiversity Board gave opening remarks about Training workshop and briefed the participants about the activities of the H.P State Biodiversity Board taken up for implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 in the State. Special address was delivered by Sh. B L Negi, Conservator of Forests, Kullu Circle. He briefed the participants for taking up initiatives for conservation and sustainable use of the bio-resources at local body level in close association with line departments especially with Forest Department for the prosperity and posterity of Kullu District.

Sh. Hans Raj Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu -cum- Chief Guest while addressing the participants expressed the need for implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 for conservation, sustainable use and sharing the benefits accruing out of the use of biological resources and traditional knowledge based on local bio-resources at the local body level as per the provisions enshrined in the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 & Rules, 2004 for prosperity and posterity of the state. Dr. Neeraj Chadha, Divisional Forest Officer, Kullu gave vote of thanks. He thanked the Chief Guest for sparing his valuable time for participation in the one day training workshop and boosting the morale of the re prentative of the PRIs of district Kullu


State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, HP