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CAG asks government to release funds for BSI

New Delhi: Acute shortage of funds and manpower, especially of scientists,has prevented Kolkata-based premier institute Botanical Survey of India from effectively implementing provisions of Convention on Biological Diversity, ratified by India way back in 1994, the CAG has noted.

In his report tabled in Parliament recently, the Comptroller and Auditor General also found that the BSI, an autonomous body under Environment Ministry, was not effective in meeting its objectives as there was inadequate identification, documentation and monitoring of plant species.

Noting that the institute could not effectively fulfil its role in meeting India’s commitment to CBD, the CAG has suggested various recommendations to strengthen it for conserving biodiversity.

The adverse observations by the country’s top auditor on BSI’s working hold importance as conservation of biodiversity has become a major global issue.

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