About Us

 Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board was established in accordance with Section 22 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 by the State Government in March, 2005 vide notification No. FOR.262/1-4/04 and notified in State Gazette vide notification No. 5 Vol. XVI, Naharlagun, Tuesday May 31, 2005. The Board is presently functioning from Itanagar. 


Functions of the Board

The principal functions of the Board are to;

Advise the State Government, subject to any guidelines issued by the Central Government, on matters relating to the conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of its components and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources;

Regulate request for granting of approvals or otherwise for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilization of any biological resources by Indians;

Perform such other functions as may be necessary to implement the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, or as may be prescribed by the State Government.


Board Member


     Mr. Tayek Goi


Ex-officio Member

     PCCF and Principal Secretary, Department of Environment & Forests, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh

     PCCF (WL & Biodiversity), Department of Environment & Forests, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh

     PCCF (Research & Development), Department of Environment & Forests, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh

     Commissioner/Secretary Agriculture, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh

     Commissioner/Secretary, Law Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh


Non-official Member

     Dr. Bikramjit Sinha, Scientist D, Zoological Survey of India, Itanagar

     Dr. V.K. Rawat, Head of Office, Botanical Survey of India, Itanagar

     Dr. P.K. Gajurel, Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, NERIST, Nirjuli

     Dr. Kenjum Bagra, Zoologist, North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine, Pasighat


 Member Secretary

          CCF & Director, State Forest Research Institute, Itanagar