ABLE Webinar on Biotech Industry inputs on recent amendments to the Biological Diversity Amendment Bill 2021

Webinar Date : 21-Jan-2022

Webinar Time : 03:00:pm

ABLE Webinar Invitation on Zoom 

Topic: Industry's inputs on Biological Diversity [Amendment] Bill, 2021

Expert Speaker: Dr Malathi Lakshmikumaran (Executive Director and Practice Head, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan)

Session Moderator: Dr PM Murali, President, ABLE Council of Presidents

Friday, January 21, 2022 at 3 PM

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kuxS7XkoRoyuNb-KB1xBQg

Feedback: Members participated very actively in presenting their various suggestions during the
webinar. Dr B Meenakumari, ex-head of National Biodiversity Authority, highlighted the
several steps taken during her tenure to cushion the impact of some of harsh provisions that
affected the biotech industry. Mr Shrikumar Suryanarayan, ex-president of ABLE and a
member of a technical committee that studied some of the provisions of the original Act,
voiced concerns over some issues that may continue to symie innovation in the biotech
industry to make best use of our vast biological resources for greater good of the humanity.

ABLE compiled all the suggestions from the members and has presented a detailed
memorandum seeking further changes, explanations to some of the provisions of the
Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill 2001, to the Joint Parliamentary Committee chaired by
Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, MP, before the deadline on January 31, 2022. The Parliamentary
Committee is now gathering further detailed inputs from State Biodiversity Boards before
making its final recommendations to Parliament for approval.