The best way of making people aware of science is to get them to practice it. An excellent opportunity of taking the practice of science right down to the grassroots was opened up with the passage of the Biological Diversity Act. This initiative provides for the establishment of Biodiversity Management Committees in all local bodies, whether Panchayats or Municipalities throughout the country. The main function of the BMC is to prepare People’s Biodiversity Register in consultation with local people. The Register is meant to contain comprehensive information on availability and knowledge of local biological resources, their medicinal or any other use or any other traditional knowledge associated with them. As a part of this initiative, VNC had formed 10 BMCs and prepared PBRs of 2 villages of Vijaynagar taluka of Sabarkantha district.
Project Duration: 2014 – 2015