Telangana State Biodiversity Board

  • The Telangana State Biodiversity Board is a statutory and autonomous body constituted by the Government under the provisions of Biological Diversity Act 2002 (Central Act).
  • The Telangana State Biodiversity Board consists of a Chairman, Member Secretary, 4 ex-officio members and 5 expert members appointed by the State Government.
  • The Member Secretary, Telangana State Biodiversity Board, Hyderabad is the convener of the Board meetings as well as the Expert Committee meetings.

Members of Telangana State Biodiversity Board

1 To be Nominated by Government Chairman
2 Principal Secretary to Government, Environment, forests, Science & Technology Department, Telangana State Secretariat, Hyderabad. Ex-Officio Member
3 Principal Secretary to Government, Animal Husbandry & Fisheries Department, Telangana State Secretariat, Hyderabad. Ex- Officio Member
4 Principal Secretary to Government, Agriculture & Cooperation. Ex- Officio Member
5 Director, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Santosh Nagar, Hyderabad. Ex- Officio Member
6 Shri.Kalicharan S.Khartade, IAS Secretary
7 Chief Executive Officer, Medicinal Plants & Aromatics Board, Hyderabad. Expert Member
8 Principal scientist, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. Expert Member
9 Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular-Biology, LaCONES, Hubsiguda (Uppal) Hyderabad. Expert Member
10 Conservator / Chief Conservator of Forests. Expert Member
11 President, Ramakrishna Seva Samithi, Adilabad. Expert Member

Functions of Telangana State Biodiversity Board

  • Advise the State Government subject to any guidelines issued by the Central Government on matters relating to conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of its components and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources.
  • Regulate by granting of approvals or otherwise, requests for commercial utilization or bio-survey and bio-utilization of any biological resource by Indians.
  • Perform such other functions as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act or as may be prescribed by the State Government.


  • Conservation of Biological Diversity.
  • Sustainable utilization of the Biological Diversity.
  • The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources


  • To facilitate the constitution of biodiversity management committees at local body level.
  • To facilitate preparation of people's biodiversity registers in the areas of potential bioresources.
  • To develop district biodiversity parks depicting forest, agriculture, wetland ecosystems for conservation, education & recreation.
  • To identify biodiversity heritage sites for notification.
  • To create Telangana biodiversity information system.
  • To take up capacity building, training and awareness programmes about the provisions of the biodiversity Act & Rules.
  • To identify and conserve distinct, endemic land-races, breeds and other flora & fauna.
  • To revive & promote traditionally cultivated crop varieties in different agro-climatic zones.
  • To advise the government on water harvesting, tree planting, organic farming, urban greening and preparation of city biodiversity index.