Former Chairperson, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai.
Globally, there is a serious resource gap in financing biodiversity conservation. Access and benefit sharing provides for an innovative financial mechanism. In India the mechanism has helped mobilise around INR 110 crore.Read more
The complexity in evaluating biodiversity makes it difficult to ensure equity where bio-resources are concerned. Convention of Biological Diversity and India’s Biodiversity Act are moves to bring in equity in the sharing of bio-resources for mutual benefit.Read more
Hilsa landing has drastically declined in the recent decades. The costliest fish in the nation, the hilsa, a cultural link to the heritage of eastern India is slowly being lost. It is imperative that mass destruction of the juveniles are stopped and it is towards this end that the fishing technology needs to be upgraded.Read more
Climate change can have a strong impact on fisheries with far-reaching consequences for food and livelihood security of a sizeable section of the population in India.Read more