ABS Awareness Programme at Kothakota, Mahaboobnagar Dist (07/07/2015)

A programme was organized on Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) awareness at Kothakota Village, BMC of which is having the first agreement on ABS in Telangana. The programme was held at Mandal Parishad office. The following people attended the programme.

1. Smt.Mounika, MPP

2. Sri.P.J.Babu, ZPTC

3. Sri.Satyanarayana Reddy, Mandal Parishad Development Officer

4. Sri.Rajender Goud, MRO

5. Villagers from Kothakota and Amarchinta Villages

Dr.C.Suvarna, IFS Member Secretary, TSBDB explained to the members about Biodiversity Act as well as ABS. She also discussed about Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Btk) collected from Kothakota Village by Directorate of Oil Research, ICAR Institute on which agreement been signed. Regional Biodiversity Coordinators and Mahaboobnagar District Biodiversity Coordinator also participated in the programme.