Biodiversity Documentation of biodiversity of rural areas is a challenging task. Answers to these issues are not easy. There are complex concerns and require carefully considered. The results could be used for providing capacity development programs for the local Biodiversity Management Committee and development of Peoples Biodiversity Register. Further these could be prioritized for notifying Community Reserves, Conservation Reserves or Biodiversity Heritage Site. It is necessary to have capacity building programs at four different levels, i.e. at State, District, Taluka and at village level. At State level a specialized training module is required for the subject experts in the state and also for the industries which are using bio resources on commercial basis.
Majority of the biodiversity within the State is distributed in forest areas. However, it is also present in other than forest areas. The total forest cover in the State is about 20% of the total geographical land, Sustainable utilization of bio resources is a major function of government and hence has a direct role whereas agricultural area is almost 57% and about 23% area includes waste lands, grazing / pasture land, tree crops and groves, fallows etc. This shows that the majority of geographical area is outside the forest areas.
At present the total framework of the through various NGO, volunteers, public, corporates CSR is attached to the Forest Department which needs to involve other departments on a large scale to achieve the targets and to establish BMC mechanism under Panchayat Raj System.
We established Biodiversity Management Committees in 27 Gram Panchayats in Nagpur districts. We are established Biodiversity Management Committees in the following Gram Panchayats.