The Biodiversity Act and Rules provide that the local bodies shall constitute Biodiversity Management Committees within its area of jurisdiction. The Assam State Biodiversity Board facilitates constitution of BMCs at Anchalik Panchayat level in the state. These committees shall work for the purpose of promoting conservation, sustainable use and documentation of biological diversity including preservation of habitats, conservation of land races, folk varieties and cultivars, domesticated stocks and breeds of animals and microorganisms and chronicling of knowledge relating to biological diversity.
The Biodiversity Management Committees will comprise of:
List of 189 Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) constituted at Anchalik Panchayat/Block Level in Assam. (Refer Table-1 below)
In addition, there are three Autonomous Councils in the State viz. Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) and Dima Hasao Autonomous Council (DHAC). The Board facilitates constitution of BMCs at Forest Range Jurisdictions in the Autonomous Councils. The status of constitution of BMCs in the Autonomous Councils are as under:
|List of 189 BMCs constituted at Anchalik/ Block Level in Assam||550.3 KB|
|List of 21 BMCs constituted at BTC||224.74 KB|
|List of 10 BMCs constituted at KAAC||191.15 KB|
|List of 9 BMCs constituted at DHAC||17.87 KB|