STATE TIMES NEWS REASI: An interactive and awareness meet on biodiversity management was today held here under the chairpersonship of Director State Forest Research Institute and Member Secretary Biodiversity Board, Om Prakash Sharma. The event was held to apprise district officers and members of Panchayati Raj Institutions about setting Biodiversity Management Committees at Panchayat, block and district levels as mandated by the Indian Biodiversity Act, 2002. Interacting with the guest speakers, Deputy Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib and chairpersons of BDCs also posed queries which were satisfactorily addressed. It was told that all BMCs would be required to prepare People Biodiversity Register thereby journaling local flora and fauna. Those present at the meet were District Forest Officer, Anil Attri, Chief Planning Officer, Kishore Sharma, Assistant Commissioner Development, Sunil Sharma, Chief Agriculture Officer, Onkar Choudhary and Chairpersons of Block Development Committees among various district officers.
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